RSPCA Cymru has renewed calls to restrict the private use of fireworks to particular dates in a bid to reduce the fear and distress caused to many animals throughout the year.

Limiting the use of fireworks to agreed traditional dates – such as Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night, New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali – would be “good news” for animals, according to the charity’s welfare experts.

RSPCA Cymru also believes reducing the noise of fireworks available for sale to … Continue reading…

A Newport MP swapped the green benches of the House of Commons for the passenger seat of an RSPCA van on Thursday (October 5).

Jessica Morden MP, who represents Newport East, took to Twitter to praise the “excellent work” of the charity, after spending the day attending calls with RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels in, and around, her constituency.

Calls dealt with included issuing a warning notice related to an obese dog, tending to calls about equine welfare, and giving advice … Continue reading…

03.07.2014

Seven out of ten British people want farm animals to be slaughtered in their country of origin. 

New research shows that 66 per cent of the British public are ‘appalled’ that live farm animals are transported long distances to the continent for slaughter. Around seven out of ten (69 per cent) people believe animals should be slaughtered in the country where they have been reared. Then their meat transported to the country where it will be sold.

Today, we, … Continue reading…

We and other welfare charities, including Redwings, World Horse Welfare, Blue Cross, HorseWorld and The British Horse Society, are welcoming a Westminster debate on the impact of the horse crisis in England. 

As welfare charities and local authorities struggled to rescue hundreds of horses in recent weeks, MPs will voice their concern about the impact of the horse crisis in England at a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday 26 November.

Members of the public are being asked to encourage their … Continue reading…

04.06.13

We have serious concerns about the newly published government paper which sets out for the first time the scope and scale of the planned badger cull in England.

Today (Thursday 4 July) The Department for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published its ‘Defra bovine TB 25 year Strategy’.

The strategy looks at the areas the government will be concentrating its resources on in a bid to eradicate bovine TB. It revealed the cull areas for the first time – … Continue reading…