Responding to the announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths AM, concerning Bovine Tb, a spokesperson for RSPCA Cymru said: 

“Bovine Tb is a devastating disease for many animals, which can have a massive impact on Wales’ farming community. RSPCA Cymru remains steadfast in its commitment to working with stakeholders to support eradication, which must be the priority.

“We welcome the Welsh Government’s decision to not pursue an England-style cull of badgers, which has been … Continue reading…

Members of the public have been urged to vote with their feet, and give a circus using performing wild animals a miss in Porthcawl this week.

The circus is taking place between 10 May and 14 May in the town, and the charity believes a low turnout at the event is important to further highlight the public’s lack of support.

RSPCA Cymru is campaigning for an outright ban on the use of wild animals in circuses – a practice they … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has expressed disappointment at a report, prepared for Welsh Government, which recommends against the introduction of mandatory CCTV in Wales’ slaughterhouses.

The report, entitled ‘The Need for and Possible Implementation of a Workable System of CCTV in All Slaughterhouses in Wales‘, was written by a Task and Finish Group, looking into the safeguarding of animal welfare at slaughter.

It concluded that there is “not sufficient basis” to make the implementation of CCTV a mandatory requirement in … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging the Welsh Government not to adopt measures which could result in badgers being killed unnecessarily, as efforts to tackle bovine TB in Wales continue.

The charity has largely welcomed the Welsh Government’s new plans, which are primarily cattle-based – and rule out a cull of badgers like the one being pursued in parts of England.

However, as part of a refreshed approach to eradicate the disease, there are concerns the Welsh Government are considering alternative ways … Continue reading…

Almost 100 puppies were rescued at Holyhead Port in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as part of an RSPCA-led, multi-agency operation tackling illegal animal importation.

The incident has been labelled a “shocking example” of the scale of the puppy trade, with the puppies – of various breeds including Beagles, Basset Hounds, Labradoodles and Pomeranians – treated as “cash bonanza” for organised criminal groups.

Following an intelligence-led move, two consignments of puppies were intercepted by Border Force as part of … Continue reading…