Wales has been urged not to fall behind England in banning the use of “deadly” glue traps – as the First Minister announces a delay to the nation’s planned Agriculture (Wales) Bill.

Glue traps, also known as ‘glue boards’ or ‘sticky boards’, consist of a sheet of plastic, cardboard or wood coated with non-drying adhesive designed to trap rodents such as mice and rats as they cross the board. RSPCA Cymru considers the traps “cruel and indiscriminate”.

In England, the … Continue reading…

Restrictions on the keeping of primates as pets in Wales are now “closer than ever” – much to the delight of the RSPCA.  

It is estimated that around 120 monkeys are currently being kept as pets across the nation and RSPCA Cymru has long called for a ban. The charity has welcomed news that new conditions in the UK Government’s Kept Animals Bill, which will ban the keeping of pet monkeys except under licence, are now set to apply to … Continue reading…

The needs of animal-owning homeless people, and their pets, must be a key consideration in the Welsh Government’s strategy to end homelessnes.

That’s the call from RSPCA Cymru – as an action plan to end homelessness in Wales is published by Welsh Ministers.

The action plan does not presently reference animal welfare -  but, ahead of a difficult winter, the charity is urging the Welsh Government and local authorities to ensure that vulnerable individuals are not required to choose … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to divert money which may have been used for killing badgers on a few farms to fund badger vaccination on a wider scale instead, and praised the decision to continue to focus largely on cattle measures, as the fight against the spread of Bovine TB continues.

The Welsh Government has this week announced a 12-week consultation focussed on a refreshed approach to Wales’ TB Eradication Programme.

Proposals include exploring the appropriate … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a tabby and white cat was found in Newbridge – with worrying gastric problems.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after a member of the public found the cat in a bad way on Sunday (November 7) near Tynewydd Primary School in the Newbridge area.

There are ongoing welfare concerns regarding the cat, who has been nicknamed Hope. She has blood in her diarrhoea, and vets have linked these to gastric … Continue reading…