A North Wales local authority has become the sixth council in Wales to pass an RSPCA-backed motion aiming to mitigate the risks posed by fireworks to animals.

Gwynedd Council debated the motion on Thursday (3 December) – including support for advertising public displays in advance, a public awareness campaign, and urging local suppliers to stock less noisy fireworks. The local authority’s Communities Scrutiny Committee will now consider what steps the local authority will take next to implement these measures.

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Conwy County Borough Council looks set to become the fifth local authority in Wales to back RSPCA plans to mitigate the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the local area.

The Council’s Economy and Place Overview Scrutiny Committee last Wednesday (4 March) backed a series of measures to reduce the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the Conwy area.

Proposals include publicising displays in advance so pet owners can be prepared, a public awareness campaign, and encouraging local … Continue reading…

Councillors in Conwy have unanimously backed an RSPCA campaign to end the giving of pets as prizes on local authority land – while also taking action on the dangers fireworks can pose to local animals.

Animal welfare was firmly on the agenda at today’s (23 January) full meeting of Conwy County Borough Council, as Councillors voted on two motions – one concerning the giving of pets of prizes, and the other on a series of measures which aim to help … Continue reading…

Wrexham County Borough Council has become North Wales’ first local authority to formally back RSPCA plans to mitigate the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the local area.

Councillors backed a host of measures on Wednesday (18 December) – which will help ensure pet owners in the local area can be prepared for the loud bangs associated with fireworks, while also promoting their responsible use, and raising awareness.

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Councillors in Rhondda Cynon Taf have unanimously backed action that could mitigate the risks fireworks can pose to animals and their welfare.

RSPCA Cymru say the local authority has made a “hugely important statement”, as RCT becomes the second Council to act following Neath Port Talbot, on Wednesday 27 November.

Councillors supported RCT exploring ensuring all public firework displays in the area are advertised in advance of the event – allowing residents to take precautions for their animals.

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