Blog by Billie-Jade Thomas

As Wales emerges from Covid-19 restrictions, RSPCA public affairs adviser Billie-Jade Thomas explains why the regulation of Wales’ animal sanctuaries and rescues is needed now more than ever…

On the 18th of September 2020, the Welsh Government published its voluntary Code of Practice for animal welfare establishments such as rescue centres and sanctuaries. While this was a really important step forward – and a document that should be on the radar of all sanctuary owners – … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging dog owners across Wales to make plans for their pets as life in the country takes a big leap towards normality this Saturday (7 August).

The Welsh Government has announced that most of Wales’ Covid-related restrictions will come to an end, meaning people will have more opportunities to live their lives in a way similar to when restrictions first came in last March.

Guidance in Wales remains to work from home if possible – but the … Continue reading…

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…

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…

Commenting on today’s (15 June) publication of the Welsh Government’s new programme for government, the RSPCA’s head of public affairs David Bowles said:

“There’s much to welcome for animals and their welfare in this programme for government – and we look forward to working with the Welsh Government and Senedd Members over the next five years to make Wales a better place for pets, farm animals and wildlife to live.”

On a Welsh Government commitment to ban the use Continue reading…