RSPCA Cymru have given a cautious welcome to new regulations laid by the Welsh Government which aim to end third party selling of young puppies and kittens in Wales.

Under the proposals, anyone who wants to sell pets in Wales has to meet minimum animal welfare standards for the first time, with a new licensing scheme introduced for pet sellers. This establishes that puppies or kittens under six months of age not bred by the licence holder cannot be sold…. Continue reading…

The RSPCA has welcomed confirmation from the Welsh Government that a ban on the commercial third party selling of puppies and kittens will be introduced before the end of the Welsh Parliamentary term.

Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, confirmed the news in a written statement to Members of the Senedd yesterday (5 October).

It follows a public consultation on the issue, which found that 98 percent of respondents backed a ban on third party selling in … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has welcomed news that – as the Covid-19 crisis begins to ease – the Welsh Government has started work on a new law which will end the third party sale of puppies and kittens. 

Lesley Griffiths MS, the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, has confirmed that new legislation is now being worked up, which will be entitled the Animal Welfare (Licencing of Activities Involving Animals) (Wales) Regulations 2021.

The change in law would likely mean anybody … Continue reading…

The Welsh Government has announced its intention to ban the third party sale of puppies and kittens in Wales, in a move welcomed by RSPCA Cymru.

In a written statement, Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs, confirmed that – following a supportive consultation – she proposes “to introduce a ban on the third party sales of puppies and kittens”.

The move would mean anyone looking to buy or adopt a puppy or kitten must either … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a litter of kittens were dumped in a pub toilet in Lincoln – for a second time.

 

The kittens were found in a black bag with the words ‘May Contain Prosecco’ printed on it in the men’s toilet at The Ritz Wetherspoon’s pub on the High Street at around 7pm on Tuesday (25 June).

 

The same thing happened in March last year. 

 

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Paula Jones said: “I … Continue reading…