This World Rat Day, the RSPCA urges people to see rats as more than just ‘pests’
This World Rat Day (Thursday 4 April) the RSPCA is calling for wider recognition of rats’ amazing abilities to think, and experience feelings – such as pleasure, pain and distress.
The growing awareness of animal sentience raises many questions about the way in which many animals like rats are treated.
The animal welfare charity is urging people to see rats for the … Continue reading…
Only a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses can properly protect against welfare problems, say RSPCA Cymru.
The Welsh Government has announced the launch of a consultation in the New Year on a series of new proposals – including the introduction of a licensing scheme for circuses.
Regular transport, cramped housing, forced training and loud noises often prove an unavoidable reality for wild animals based within a circus setting. As such, RSPCA Cymru believes the only acceptable … Continue reading…
Responding to a statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, concerning the Welsh Government’s Bovine TB Eradication Programme, Claire Lawson, Assistant Director of External Relations – Wales, said:
“Bovine TB is a devastating disease, and causes grief to so many, particularly within the farming community.
“RSPCA Cymru has always supported humane, scientifically-supported and effective methods to tackle this disease.
“We will engage closely with the Welsh Government in relation to this new consultation, which we understand will … Continue reading…