RSPCA Cymru works and campaigns tirelessly to ensure all animals can live free from pain and suffering.

To this end, much of the work of the Society focuses on wild (or non-domesticated) animals, their welfare and how they are treated.

Areas we look at include wild animals kept as pets, wild animals used in performance, human-wildlife conflict, cruelty to free-living wildlife, management, control and culling of wildlife, non-native species, the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife and the wildlife trade.

Policy is developed in conjunction with the RSPCA’s Wildlife science team, who have expert knowledge on a range of welfare and ethical issues.

The Society also has four wildlife centres in England, which many animals located in Wales will be taken to so they can be rehabilitated.

The Use of Snares in Wales

Snaring is a method of wildlife management which can cause immense pain and suffering to animals. Victims of snares may...

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Primates as Pets

The case for a ban on monkeys and other primates being kept as pets We believe primate ownership in a domestic...

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Wild Animals in Circuses & Mobile Animal Exhibits

RSPCA Cymru has long campaigned for an end to the use of wild animals in circuses and has welcomed the...

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Environmental Developments

The impact many environmental developments have on animal welfare is often a pertinent topic of discussion. In our view, this...

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Hunting with dogs

Hunting is one of the two animal welfare issues not devolved to the National Assembly for Wales. For more information please...

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Despite the iconic status of gulls as a well-known part of the seaside in Wales, public opinion is divided about...

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