Two London-based schools have won a prestigious RSPCA-backed debating competition, as the top primary and secondary school competitors are announced after hundreds took part.

Elmhurst Primary School and Sydenham School have won the Debate Mate Cup x RSPCA Grand Finals, beating off competition from 24 other schools in the two grand finales – with separate RSPCA-supported events for primary school pupils, and for secondary school pupils, for the very first time.

A total of 130 primary and secondary schools took … Continue reading…

A cat was found with his leg “hanging off by its skin” after spending at least a week trapped in an illegal gin trap in Pembrokeshire.

The feral tabby cat was found by a member of the public in Stepaside village in their shed on Saturday (26 June) in severe pain with his leg caught in the trap.

Local residents said they had seen the cat over one week prior with an object attached to his leg – but sadly … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has called on the UK and Welsh Governments to follow suit as the European Commission makes the “incredible” pledge to propose phasing out cage systems for a variety of farmed animals.

The Commission has today (30 June) announced their response to the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘End the Cage Age’ which saw backing from more than 1.4m citizens, including over 54,000 from the UK.

The ECI urged the Commission to propose legislation to prohibit the use of … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed an announcement from the Welsh Government which could pave the way for major restrictions being placed on the keeping of primates as pets in Wales for the first time, in what has been labelled a “big win” for the charity’s long-running campaign. 

On Tuesday (22 June), the Welsh Government published a legislative consent motion concerning the UK Government’s Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill, promoting a joined-up approach on a host of animal welfare policies between … Continue reading…

A warning has been issued about “indiscriminate and dangerous” rat traps after a hedgehog lost his life following a nasty run-in with a device in Denbigh.

Residents on Post Office Lane in the town were alarmed as – late one evening – they heard loud screams from outside which sounded like an animal in distress.

Unfortunately, despite a thorough search, they could not find an animal. However, the screams could again be heard the following day, and residents found a … Continue reading…