A “groundswell of opinion” supports ending the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales, as 97% of respondents to a Welsh Government consultation back long-standing RSPCA calls for a legislative ban.

RSPCA Cymru has long led the campaign to ban the use of wild animals in circuses – and has labelled this latest development another “positive step” towards outlawing this practice.

The Welsh Government has today (30 January) announced that more than 6,500 responded to the consultation, with 97% … Continue reading…

Animal welfarists have one week to join the RSPCA in telling the Welsh Government that wild animals in travelling circuses must be consigned to the history books.

RSPCA Cymru has been campaigning for decades to see a ban implemented in Wales – and the Welsh Government is now consulting on their draft law, that would outlaw the practice.

Supporters can take action via the RSPCA website, and thereby tell the Welsh Government that they back making the “outdated and … Continue reading…

Commenting on the launch of a consultation concerning the draft Wild Animals in Travelling CIrcuses (Wales) Bill, RSPCA senior scientific manager, specialising in captive wild animals, Dr Ros Clubb said:

“The launch of this consultation and draft bill marks the next step in what we hope will soon be a historic, outright ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales.

“RSPCA Cymru looks forward to closely scrutinising this bill, and working with the Welsh Government and … Continue reading…

People across Wales have been urged to vote with their feet and steer clear of separate circus shows currently travelling the country with performing wild animals in tow.

RSPCA Cymru has long led the campaign to see the use of wild animals in circuses outlawed in Wales – and celebrated success recently when the Welsh Government announced it is exploring legislative options to introduce a ban.

However, the practice presently remains legal in Wales – and two circuses featuring a … Continue reading…

Assembly Members have been urged to use a plenary debate on the use of wild animals in circuses to show their support for anticipated Welsh Government legislation on the key animal welfare issue.

RSPCA has led the campaign to see the “outdated, cruel” practice brought to an end in Wales – and last month (14 February) welcomed news that the Welsh Government confirmed its plan to bring forward legislation to ban the use of wild animals in circuses.

The charity … Continue reading…