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RSPCA Cymru has liaised closely and extensively with devolved decision-makers in Wales since the opening of the National Assembly for Wales in 1999.

Following the onset of devolution, powers relating to animal health and welfare were increasingly devolved to Wales. Further to the results of the referendum on March 3rd 2011, animal welfare officially became a matter of the Assembly’s concern, excluding hunting and animal experimentation.

Animals and their welfare are exceptionally high in the public consciousness in Wales. According to Welsh Government data, 47 per cent of households own a pet animal; in addition to animals kept in commercial premises and Wales’ strong tradition in agriculture.

RSPCA Cymru’s PoliticalAnimal resource aims to provide decision-makers politicians, staff and other key stakeholders with key information, detail, briefings and more concerning animal welfare in Wales.

Happy Birthday Animal Welfare Act!
AWA10 screenshotOn the 10th anniversary of the Animal Welfare Act coming into force in Wales (27th March 2007), RSPCA Cymru published our report ‘Delivering for a decade: 10 years of the animal Welfare Act in Wales’.

Despite 10 years of the Act, 32 percent of people in Wales think that there is more animal cruelty taking place in Wales today, than there was 10 years ago.








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