RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government pointing to new guidance which will help animal businesses to operate again, amid continued Covid-19 restrictions.

The new guidance – from the Animal Welfare Network for Wales (AWNW) – will help animal-related businesses operate, while meeting Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing protocols which will help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Boarders and doggy day care services, breeding establishments, dog walkers and trainers, riding establishments, groomers, microchip implanters, pet shops and rescue organisations are … Continue reading…

Commenting on a Welsh Government announcement, from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, that £5million has been made available via the Rural Development Programme to help sheep scab in Wales, RSPCA farm animal specialist John Avizienius said:

“Sheep scab can cause sheep severe discomfort and distress – and lead to further problems if not identified and dealt with quickly.

“This £5million investment from the Welsh Government – via the Rural Development Programme – is hugely … Continue reading…

The Welsh Government cabinet secretary responsible for animal welfare swapped her spot at the cabinet table for the passenger seat of an RSPCA inspectorate van yesterday (Thursday February 8).

Lesley Griffiths AM, the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, joined RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas on calls across North East Wales.

A number of calls were dealt with across the region – including giving advice to a horse owner about the environment their animal was being kept in, an … Continue reading…


We’ve joined forces with Born Free Foundation, British Veterinary Association and Captive Animals’ Protection Society to condemn the government on halting its own wild animals in circuses Bill.

In 2012, the Westminster Government announced it would finally grant wild animals in circuses in England their long overdue ban. Two and a half years later it appears that the government has turned its back on those animals.

Despite it’s Second Reading in Parliament on Friday (17 October) Jim Fitzpatrick MP’s … Continue reading…


As the number of scientific procedures using animals rises again, we challenge the justification for animal use.

Today (Thursday, 10 July), the government announced that the number of scientific procedures carried out on animals in the UK rose once again (by 0.3 per cent, or 11,600 procedures) during 2013 and now stands at 4.12 million.

In total, there were 4.02 million animals used for the first time during 2013 – a slight fall from the 2012 figure (note: animals … Continue reading…