RSPCA Cymru has expressed disappointment that no plans to implement a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses were included in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday.

This suggests the UK Government will fail to introduce a ban by the end of the present Parliament.

Previously, the Welsh Government has stated its willingness to allow the UK Government to legislate on its behalf on this issue.

However, following a worrying lack of progress at Westminster, RSPCA Cymru is renewing Continue reading…

04.06.13

The omission of a ban of circus animals in the Queen’s Speech is ‘unacceptable’.

We’re disappointed that the UK government ministers have failed to include a ban of wild animals in circuses Bill in this year’s Queen’s Speech and have branded the omission ‘outdated.’

We, alongside other animal welfare organisations such as The Born Free Foundation, British Veterinary Association and Captive Animals’ Protection, have long been pushing for a complete ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. … Continue reading…

26.12.13

A new survey released today (Boxing Day) shows 80 per cent of the Great British public think that fox hunting should not be made legal again.

Released by the League Against Cruel Sports, RSPCA and IFAW, the survey also shows:

  • 85 per cent think deer hunting should not be made legal again.
  • 87 per cent think hare hunting/coursing should not be made legal again.
  • Those living in rural areas did not hold different views to those living in urban
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Be tolerant of gulls this summer holidays

24.07.13

A nest of gull chicks has been left orphaned after both their parents were shot in the latest spate of gull attacks in the south east.

Three gulls were found in the same area of St Mary’s Bay in Kent last week with shot wounds – two in their wings and one with a pellet in its chest. Two were thought to be the parents of two chicks left uncared for in … Continue reading…