The RSPCA’s work on farm animal welfare is sometimes overlooked as companion animal issues often dominate headlines, however this is a hugely significant area of work for the Society which is led by our team of scientists and experts in our Farm Animals Department.

Live Transport has also been gathering attention once again in recent years and it has been deeply concerning to the RSPCA to discover a number of very serious breaches of welfare legislation. Whilst these examples have been in ports in England the legislation is a complex area with some aspects such as the The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (Wales) Order 2007 being the responsibility of the Welsh Government (to transpose from an EU Council Regulation), and other aspects of transportation being reserved to Westminster and also Europe.

Non Stun Slaughter

Current law in Wales requires animals to be stunned before slaughter – rendering them insensible to pain until death supervenes....

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Game Rearing

The Code of Practice for the Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes was introduced by the Welsh Government on...

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CCTV in Abattoirs

RSPCA Cymru supports the introduction of CCTV in abattoirs, which we believe should be compulsory.  CCTV in abattoirs not only...

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Food Assurance

As debates around food and its production have developed the RSPCA has sought to keep the welfare of animals reared...

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bTB in Cattle and Badgers

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) affects a number of animals, mostly notably, of course, cattle and badgers. The disease and efforts to...

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