The RSPCA is calling for the giving of pets as prizes to be banned – and is urging local authorities across England and Wales to act to protect “misunderstood” goldfish.

As coronavirus restrictions continue to ease across England and Wales, the RSPCA fears that the “out-dated and cruel” spectre of pets being given away as prizes will return to fairgrounds as events resume in greater numbers.

Councils have been urged to take a lead on the issue – and ban … Continue reading…

Wales will continue to display messages warning motorists about the dangers of leaving dogs in a hot car during spells of warmer weather.

The Welsh Government confirmed the “brilliant news” in a letter to the RSPCA, who have long championed the benefits the signage can play in raising awareness of their ongoing campaign.

Wales remains the only nation in Great Britain to have taken the step following calls from the animal welfare charity – with the Deputy Minister for … Continue reading…

Members of the Senedd have unanimously backed the general principles of a law which will ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales. 

A vote took place on the floor of the Welsh Parliament yesterday evening (7 January), with all Members in favour – meaning a ban on the “out-dated practice” draws ever nearer.

RSPCA Cymru has long led the campaign to outlaw the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales – with the country … Continue reading…

A “groundswell of opinion” supports ending the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales, as 97% of respondents to a Welsh Government consultation back long-standing RSPCA calls for a legislative ban.

RSPCA Cymru has long led the campaign to ban the use of wild animals in circuses – and has labelled this latest development another “positive step” towards outlawing this practice.

The Welsh Government has today (30 January) announced that more than 6,500 responded to the consultation, with 97% … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has today made fresh calls for action to stamp out problems in the ‘hidden’ sanctuary sector, amid fears pets, wildlife and farm animals may be suffering in silence behind closed doors.

Animal welfare establishments – commonly referred to as sanctuaries or rescues – are often invaluable resources for improving animal welfare; undertaking a hugely important function – but, without regulation, major problems can occur.

There are around 90 known animal welfare establishments¹ in Wales – but, in reality, … Continue reading…