In its ‘RSPCA policies on animal welfare’ it states under its Objects of the RSPCA that ‘The charitable objects of the RSPCA are to promote kindness and to prevent or suppress cruelty to animals

The RSPCA’s vision is, ‘To work for a world in which all humans respect and live in harmony with all other members of the animal kingdom

Under its Mission Statement, the RSPCA declares ‘The RSPCA as a charity will, by all lawful means, prevent cruelty, promote kindness to and alleviate suffering.’

And under their General Principles, the RSPCA states ‘The general principles on which the RSPCA operates, derived from extensive scientific evidence, is based on the fact that vertebrates and some invertebrates are sentient, and can feel pain and distress.’

What happened to all those honorable and admirable objects, visions, statements and principles when RSPCA inspectors arrived at an address in South Wales and proceeded to slaughter ten German Shepherd dogs with a captive bolt?

Friday, 13 November 2009


The RSPCA warmly welcomes the Welsh Assembly Government’s proposals to review the way dogs are bred and sold in Wales, and in particular its commitment to take a closer look at puppy farming.

Lets see now - how many prosecutions of puppy farmers have there been since the introduction of the Animal Welfare Act - hmmmm. Shall we ask the good old RSCA?

Throughout England and Wales, dogs and puppies are kept in appalling conditions and have to endure terrible suffering. Dog owners then have to pick up the pieces and deal with the heartache when the dogs develop health problems. Sadly many dogs die or have to be put to sleep.

We know and it has been going on for years. So what difference has the AWA made? Shall we ask the good old RSCA?

Any moves from the Welsh Assembly Government, local authorities and stakeholders to help prevent this suffering are positive steps forward.

Any moves from the good old RSCA to help prevent this suffering are positive steps forward.

The RSPCA has promoted the idea of compulsory microchipping for some time and is delighted by increasing support. We believe it would improve traceability of dogs and also help address the issue of lost and stray dogs. However, it should not be seen as a solution for all dog welfare problems.

Does the good old RSCA actually have any solutions for any dog welfare problems - apart from a captive bolt gun?

The Society is also very concerned about the use of electric shock collars and other dog training methods that work by causing the animal pain, stress or fear. There is no place for these items in modern dog training we look forward to them being banned in Wales in the new year.

Is the good old RSCA very concerned about their inspectors shooting dogs with captive bolt guns?

The RSPCA has also welcomed the Code of Practice For The Welfare of Rabbits. Perhaps they should have code of practice for their inspectors!! It is a really useful tool for people thinking about owning a rabbit and also for rabbit owners. It’s full of information regarding rabbit welfare and is very practical. It will also help RSPCA officers as they offer welfare advice to members of the public.

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