A ban on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales is one step closer to coming into force – after completing stage two of its legislative proceedings today (5 February).

Travelling circus life severely compromises welfare for wild animals – and the law will outlaw the use of wild animals in this environment; with Wales set to join 45 other countries globally who have taken action. The RSPCA has campaigned for decades for such a ban to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed calls from Members of the Senedd for the introduction of mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in Wales.

The calls come following an investigation by the Welsh Parliament’s Petitions Committee – which highlighted how a majority of slaughterhouses in Wales do not currently have closed-circuit television systems in place.

Committee members called on the Welsh Government to make the “installation and maintenance of CCTV monitoring systems mandatory in all slaughterhouses in Wales”.

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Members of the Senedd have unanimously backed the general principles of a law which will ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales. 

A vote took place on the floor of the Welsh Parliament yesterday evening (7 January), with all Members in favour – meaning a ban on the “out-dated practice” draws ever nearer.

RSPCA Cymru has long led the campaign to outlaw the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales – with the country … Continue reading…

A Rhondda Cynon Taf School has been crowned winner of a prestigious RSPCA Cymru debating competition.

Bryn Celynnog, from Beddau, were chosen by judges as the winner of Friday’s finale (21 June), which took place at the National Assembly for Wales.

Schools from Cardiff, Bangor, Milford Haven, Llanelli and Rhydyfelin also took part, having won through regional heats held across Wales.

The ‘Great Debate’ concept is an integral part of the RSPCA’s Generation Kind initiative.

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School pupils from across Wales have swapped their classroom for the National Assembly for Wales’ Siambr Hywel – putting the topic of animal welfare under the spotlight.

Ysgol Plasmawr (Cardiff), Pembroke School (Pembrokeshire), Builth Wells High (Powys), Cardiff High (Cardiff), Ysgol Bryn Tawe (Swansea) and Ysgol Rhydywaun (Rhondda Cynon Taf) all took part in RSPCA Cymru’s annual ‘Great Debate’ event in Cardiff on Friday (22 June).

Schools had come through regional heats to reach the Siambr Hywel finale; the debate … Continue reading…