Animal welfarists have one week to join the RSPCA in telling the Welsh Government that wild animals in travelling circuses must be consigned to the history books.

RSPCA Cymru has been campaigning for decades to see a ban implemented in Wales – and the Welsh Government is now consulting on their draft law, that would outlaw the practice.

Supporters can take action via the RSPCA website, and thereby tell the Welsh Government that they back making the “outdated and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is excited by the prospect of a “positive few years” for animal welfare, as the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths delivers an update to the National Assembly for Wales on her plans for the sector.

The Cabinet Secretary today (13 November) updated Assembly Members on the Welsh Government’s plans for animal welfare – including on proposals to potentially ban third party puppy and kitten sales, the importance of Wales being a “free-range nation” and CCTV in … Continue reading…

Electronic roadside signage in Wales will soon display messages highlighting the dangers of leaving canine companions in hot cars – and has been lauded as “great news for dogs” by a delighted RSPCA Cymru.

Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport confirms that the Welsh Government will look to accommodate the messaging when signs are not being used for operational purposes.

RSPCA campaigners urge members of the public to dial 999 if they see a dog in distress … Continue reading…

Commenting on the launch of a consultation concerning the draft Wild Animals in Travelling CIrcuses (Wales) Bill, RSPCA senior scientific manager, specialising in captive wild animals, Dr Ros Clubb said:

“The launch of this consultation and draft bill marks the next step in what we hope will soon be a historic, outright ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales.

“RSPCA Cymru looks forward to closely scrutinising this bill, and working with the Welsh Government and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has renewed calls for the retention of a full ban on electronic training devices on dogs and cats in Wales, as legislation outlawing the devices passes 100 months on the statute book.

The animal welfare charity say calls to relax, or water down, the ban on electronic training devices – namely around containment fencing – would prove “detrimental for pet welfare”. RSPCA Cymru has long opposed use of the devices, which they say can cause fear and pain … Continue reading…