Commenting on the launch of a consultation concerning the draft Wild Animals in Travelling CIrcuses (Wales) Bill, RSPCA senior scientific manager, specialising in captive wild animals, Dr Ros Clubb said:

“The launch of this consultation and draft bill marks the next step in what we hope will soon be a historic, outright ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales.

“RSPCA Cymru looks forward to closely scrutinising this bill, and working with the Welsh Government and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru officers rescued almost 23 animals each and every day in 2017, as new figures – for RSPCA Week – highlight the breadth of the charity’s frontline work.

The new data, launched today (14 June) within the RSPCA’s Annual Summary for Wales, shows the RSPCA inspectorate rescued 8,220 animals – including pets, farm animals and wildlife – throughout 2017.

More rescues were completed by the RSPCA over the year than in both 2016 and 2015, with the figure … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news that the Welsh Government is working to increase the maximum prison sentence which can be handed down to those convicted of animal cruelty.

The Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has announced that officials from Wales will be working with the UK Government, which has today submitted a draft animal welfare bill for the consideration of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee.

It is anticipated that this will … Continue reading…

Members of the public have “just days remaining” to urge the Welsh Government to bring forward new rules to protect animals in travelling shows.

A consultation considering whether to bring forward new regulations to protect animals in settings like falconry displays, mobile petting zoos and Christmas reindeer shows comes to a close on Sunday (October 8).

Members of the public can have their say, and respond to the Welsh Government’s consultation, via the RSPCA’s website.

Plans could see the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru continues to take its campaigns roadshow across Wales, with the charity looking forward to chatting to residents at the Rhydyfelin Family Fun Day on Saturday (June 24).

They will be a stallholder at the event, which takes place at Rhydyfelin AFC on Cardiff Road, between noon and 4pm.

Members of the public will be invited to back key animal welfare campaigns at RSPCA Cymru’s stand, with the Fun Day event hosted by the Pontypridd Town Mayor.

Signatures will … Continue reading…