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?

Monday, 30 November 2009


Bill and Sylvia run Many Tears Rescue in Wales
This is from Sylvia's Blog
Then one more amazing thing, "Pets at Home" deciding to give us money for a new small van, these are all fantastic things... BUT I am deeply affected by the RSPCA shooting dogs with dead bolt gun. We thought having got over 7000 signatures and having an arranged meeting they were going to listen. We thought by showing them that Ireland band that method of killing dogs in their own pounds over 25 years ago they would see sense. We thought by finding out so many of their own staff and supporters throughout the country did not support this, they would stop. Instead they let us plan our questions, they let us plan this meeting, they told us who they were bringing to represent them, they agreed on a time a place, and never said a word differently. An MP coming on our behalf met a big wig RSPCA representative at parliament and on saying "see you at the meeting" was told "Oh I think we are cancelling that". But they never told us, we had to call them to verified this.
So now Bill my husband, a once part time cowboy from Tucson Arizona, a once big meat eater has bought a video on dead bolt guns and slaughter. It is graphic, of course not showing dogs (as only mentally ill people would consider doing that to dogs in my opinion) but farm animals (which is terrible also). Bill wants to get his facts so right that no one can ignore what the RSPCA have done and continue to do. Now every time I walk in my sitting room I see glimpse of the video he is researching time and time again and life is feeling so hideous, so terrible, so futile and those GSD's lives and deaths keep flashing into my mind.
Worse still people have told me of popping noises from the woods behind our local centre, of officers walking dogs off the van into the woods and then noises and of quotas of live dogs needing to be brought in. I don't know what to think but I cannot bare the thought of what the RSPCA does not want us to know.
If I had my own genie who would grant my own wish it would be Simon Cowel or Richard Branson with their millions would start a humane animal policing system. Where they would work with rescues and do good for animals. Then those not willing to listen, to care, to work with others and feeling beyond reproach would no longer be needed. This is not aimed at the actual centres whose staff care and work tirelessly to help animals, but to the others who will blindly slaughter simply because their commanders say.

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