Commenting on the publication of the final version of Wales’ new school curriculum – announced today (28 January) – the RSPCA’s head of prevention & education, Dave Allen said:

“Wales’ new curriculum offers fantastic opportunities to nurture kindness, develop well-rounded citizens and encourage compassion in young people – including to Wales’ animals.

“The RSPCA has long called for animal welfare education to be featured on the school curriculum. We believe the Welsh Government’s focus on specific areas of learning and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has warmly welcomed confirmation from the Welsh Government that the country’s dog breeding regulations are to be revisited.

This follows a report published by the Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group on the issue of dog breeding – including input from the RSPCA.

At present, anyone with three or more breeding bitches meeting certain conditions must be licensed – but welfare issues and poor breeding practices persist in Wales, as exposed by a recent BBC documentary.

The … Continue reading…

Wrexham County Borough Council has become North Wales’ first local authority to formally back RSPCA plans to mitigate the risks posed by fireworks to animals in the local area.

Councillors backed a host of measures on Wednesday (18 December) – which will help ensure pet owners in the local area can be prepared for the loud bangs associated with fireworks, while also promoting their responsible use, and raising awareness.

Wrexham’s action follows recent steps taken by Neath Port Talbot Council … Continue reading…

Neath Port Talbot Council has become Wales’ first local authority to back a series of measures to mitigate the risks fireworks can pose to animals and their welfare.

Councillors unanimously backed noise limits and tougher restrictions on firework displays on Wednesday (27 November), to help ease difficulties for animals, and vulnerable people.

NPT’s move follows the launch of the RSPCA’s ‘Bang Out Of Order’ campaign; encouraging the responsible use of fireworks, and the adoption of tighter regulations concerning … Continue reading…

Commenting on the Welsh Government re-committing to a review of the Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2014, Claire Lawson said: “RSPCA Cymru has long been clear that while new dog breeding regulations were a big step forward, legislation would need to go a lot further to provide adequate protection.

“We have long welcomed the Welsh Government’s intention to review these regulations, to ensure they best compliment the anticipated ban on the third party sale of puppies.

“The … Continue reading…