RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the unanimous backing given by Councillors in Rhondda Cynon Taf to a ban on the use of sky lanterns on Local Authority land.

Councillors voted in favour of the action at a full council meeting on Wednesday evening (June 24th), and also urged the Welsh Government to implement legislation restricting the use and sale of sky lanterns across Wales.

The Notice of Motion debated by RCT Councillors showed clear support for RSPCA Cymru’s long-standing campaign on … Continue reading…

AMs must now ensure equine welfare remains high up on the political agenda

Monday 27 January 2014

RSPCA Cymru is delighted that the Control of Horses (Wales) Bill has received Royal Assent today.

The new law will equip local authorities in Wales with additional powers to tackle fly-grazing and abandonment problems which can have severe consequences for animal welfare and community safety.

RSPCA Cymru firmly believes this is a positive step forward but does not provide all the answers to … Continue reading…

AMs must now ensure equine welfare remains high up on the agenda in 2014

Wednesday 11 December 2013

RSPCA Cymru is delighted that Assembly Members have voted unanimously in support of the Welsh Government’s Control of Horses (Wales) Bill.

The new legislation, which will seek Royal Assent in early 2014, will equip local authorities with additional powers to tackle fly-grazing and abandonment problems which can have severe consequences for animal welfare and community safety.

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Control of Horses (Wales) bill aims to establish a fly-grazing free Wales

Monday 14 October 2013

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government’s publication of draft legislation aimed at tackling fly-grazing and abandonment of horses and ponies across the country.

The Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies AM, today announced his intention to fast-track the Control of Horses (Wales) Bill through the National Assembly for Wales’ legislative process.

The Bill will give local authorities the power to seize, … Continue reading…

25.04.13

Welsh Government plans to make microchipping compulsory for all dogs in Wales have been welcomed by RSPCA Cymru.

The animal welfare charity has been leading the campaign on this issue in Wales for several years. RSPCA Cymru believes that compulsory microchipping will help make it easier to identify the owners of those dogs that have strayed or are being mistreated, neglected, abandoned or lost.

Claire Lawson, RSPCA Cymru head of external affairs said:

“Although we welcome this announcement, we

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