Poverty problems with the RSPCA
HOW sad that yet another family is being prosecuted by the RSPCA, which is supposed to be an animal welfare charity, because they did not have the money to pay for veterinary treatment. We at the Self Help Group for Farmers, Pet Owners and Others experie
HOW sad that yet another family is being prosecuted by the RSPCA, which is supposed to be an animal welfare charity, because they did not have the money to pay for veterinary treatment.
We at the Self Help Group for Farmers, Pet Owners and Others experiencing difficulties with the RSPCA have been campaigning for a national health service for the animals of pensioners for some years. We believe this would do more to improve animal welfare than all of the legislation that has been passed by this Government, or all of the prosecutions brought by the RSPCA.
How does it help to put people like the Fishpools (The Hunts Post, June 20) through the misery and stress of being prosecuted for being poor? They are not alone in this. Even people who have approached the RSPCA for help have been prosecuted by them.
It does nothing for the welfare of other animals who are part of the family if their owners are banned from having custody of animals. The RSPCA's own figures show that 50 per cent of all living creatures that enter the care of the RSPCA die.
You may also want to watch:
Anyone with concerns about the activities of the RSPCA may be interested in signing the petition for a public inquiry which can be signed at http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/rspcainquiry/ and which has over 1,900 signatures.
The SHG runs a helpline for people who have problems with the RSPCA, and any of your readers who have had a visit from the RSPCA should call us on 08700 72 66 89 or visit our website at www.the-shg.org/
- 1 Not one, but possibly two viaducts for St Neots!
- 2 Drink-drive arrest after crash in Huntingdon
- 3 Paedophile exposed in undercover police operation
- 4 Huntingdon drug dealer jailed after police find messages on his phone
- 5 Metro is off the cards says new mayor Dr Nik Johnson
- 6 Defeated mayor on 'incredible' and 'some truly awful' people he met
- 7 Villagers 'clap for Dr Nik' to celebrate mayoralty victory
- 8 Masks scrapped 'as early as next month' and over 35s jabs 'soon'
- 9 Police warning after spate of thefts from cars in Warboys
- 10 Dismay and concern over plans to build 36-foot railway viaduct
ANNE KASICA, The SHG, Carmarthenshire