RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the publication of the Welsh Government’s new Animal Health and Welfare Implementation Plan 2022-2024 – and hopes the document will pave the way for “big improvements” at a “critical juncture” for animal welfare in Wales. 

Calls come after the Welsh Government published the final Implementation Plan under the current ten-year Framework.

The plan expands on the Welsh Government’s Animal Welfare Plan for Wales – including more detail on proposals for a national model for regulation … 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…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed a decision from Natural Resources Wales to ban trail hunting on its land.

NRW, a Welsh Government sponsored body, manages more than 350,000 acres of land.

It was announced yesterday (Thursday 18 November) that NRW will no longer issue licences for trail hunting on land it controls – and RSPCA Cymru is urging other landowners to follow suit.

RSPCA head of public affairs David Bowles said: “This is a very welcome move from Natural Resources Wales, … 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 welcomed news that the Welsh Government will today (Thursday November 4) publish an Animal Welfare Plan.

The plan contains a number of proposals to improve the welfare of animals – including pets and livestock.

The RSPCA welcomed the proposals at a time of ‘heavy strain’ for the charity sector.

RSPCA’s Head of Public Affairs David Bowles said: “We welcome the Welsh Government’s decision to publish a dedicated Animal Welfare Plan and look forward to continuing to work … Continue reading…