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 Welsh Government must increase the maximum sentences which can be handed down to those convicted for animal cruelty, or risk treating animal cruelty as a far less serious offence, compared to neighbouring England.

RSPCA has long campaigned for an increase to the maximum sentence available for those convicted of animal abuse. A recent announcement by the UK Government confirmed that an increase – from six months imprisonment, to five years – would be made.

The charity has now learned … Continue reading…