School pupils from across Wales have swapped their classroom for the National Assembly for Wales’ Siambr Hywel – putting the topic of animal welfare under the spotlight.

Ysgol Plasmawr (Cardiff), Pembroke School (Pembrokeshire), Builth Wells High (Powys), Cardiff High (Cardiff), Ysgol Bryn Tawe (Swansea) and Ysgol Rhydywaun (Rhondda Cynon Taf) all took part in RSPCA Cymru’s annual ‘Great Debate’ event in Cardiff on Friday (22 June).

Schools had come through regional heats to reach the Siambr Hywel finale; the debate … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has renewed calls to restrict the private use of fireworks to particular dates in a bid to reduce the fear and distress caused to many animals throughout the year.

Limiting the use of fireworks to agreed traditional dates – such as Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night, New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali – would be “good news” for animals, according to the charity’s welfare experts.

RSPCA Cymru also believes reducing the noise of fireworks available for sale to … Continue reading…

A Newport MP swapped the green benches of the House of Commons for the passenger seat of an RSPCA van on Thursday (October 5).

Jessica Morden MP, who represents Newport East, took to Twitter to praise the “excellent work” of the charity, after spending the day attending calls with RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels in, and around, her constituency.

Calls dealt with included issuing a warning notice related to an obese dog, tending to calls about equine welfare, and giving advice … Continue reading…

ASSEMBLY Member for North Wales, Janet Haworth, accompanied RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas on several calls in and around her North Wales region yesterday [30 July].

Throughout the course of a busy day, they dealt with a number of incidents, involving both companion and farm animals.

One such incident centred on a Shetland pony, which had sadly been subject to a suspected stabbing. RSPCA Cymru has launched a separate appeal for information in relation to this incident.

Additionally, on other calls, … Continue reading…