RSPCA Cymru is celebrating the success of a 14 year long campaign to see the use of wild animals in circuses banned in Wales.

Members of the Senedd tonight (15 July) voted unanimously – by 53 votes to zero – in favour of the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill passing its final stage of legislative scrutiny in the Welsh Parliament.

The Bill will make it an offence to use wild animals in travelling circuses – through performance or exhibition. … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has welcomed news that – as the Covid-19 crisis begins to ease – the Welsh Government has started work on a new law which will end the third party sale of puppies and kittens. 

Lesley Griffiths MS, the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, has confirmed that new legislation is now being worked up, which will be entitled the Animal Welfare (Licencing of Activities Involving Animals) (Wales) Regulations 2021.

The change in law would likely mean anybody … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government pointing to new guidance which will help animal businesses to operate again, amid continued Covid-19 restrictions.

The new guidance – from the Animal Welfare Network for Wales (AWNW) – will help animal-related businesses operate, while meeting Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing protocols which will help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Boarders and doggy day care services, breeding establishments, dog walkers and trainers, riding establishments, groomers, microchip implanters, pet shops and rescue organisations are … Continue reading…

Rescue pets in the care of the RSPCA in Wales can be rehomed again for the first time since coronavirus restrictions came into force.

The Welsh Government is now directing animal rescue organisations to new Guidance that has been published by the Animal Welfare Network for Wales. This will allow rescue centres and animal welfare organisations to safely find new homes for animals in their care, or foster them out to temporary carers.

It is not permissible to open … Continue reading…

Commenting on the report of recommendations to the Welsh Government by the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group on Wales’ dog breeding laws, RSPCA Assistant Director for External Relations Claire Lawson said:

“While the introduction of new dog breeding laws in 2014 marked a big step forward for canine welfare, RSPCA Cymru has long highlighted the need for future improvements to protect stud dogs, breeding bitches and puppies across the country – which is why this urgent review … Continue reading…