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?

Thursday, 19 November 2009



Yet another reply from the ARSE PCA - slightly different version but digging themselves an even bigger hole.

Original Message -----
From: "Enqserv Enqserv"
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: Ten German Shepherd dogs shot by RSPCA

Thank you for your email.

The RSPCA received a call from a member of the public in mid-June this year relating to ten German Shepherd Dogs at an address in South Wales.
The caller said the dogs' owner had died and the dogs had been living on their own.

The dogs, of varying ages, had been living wild within the house and in the opinion of the lead officer, who has 29 years of experience in the Society, they were too dangerous to be passed into human care or re-homed. They lived with an elderly couple. Where was the expert witness that assessed these dogs? The dogs were also suffering with a skin condition. They were never seen by a vet! Mange is treatable. We advised the family we would be unable to re-home these dogs and that, if this was the route they wanted to pursue, they might like to consider contacting other rescue organisations direct. But you said they were too dangerous to rehome!!! The family contacted us again and we explained that, regrettably, we believed euthanasia was the only option (cheapest) for these dogs and they agreed to sign them over to us. We do not think it is responsible for us to attempt to re-home animals we believe pose a danger to members of the public or other animals. But it's OK to tell the family to approach other rescues for help!

Our inspectors carefully considered what would be the most appropriate method of ensuring the dogs were put to sleep humanely. After taking all relevant factors in to account, the RSPCA inspectors involved decided that use of a captive bolt would be the most humane option.
The WSPA considers the captive bolt to be an unacceptable method for euthanaising cats and dogs because of the high risk of mis-stun. The WSPA do not use this method in any of their projects worldwide

Our inspectors are trained in different methods of euthanasia and the suitability of any particular method will depend on individual circumstances. Seems like they get plenty of practice with their firearms!!!

We would like to emphasise that the Society is keen to work with other organisations that share our love of animals and hold a similar belief in high welfare standards, and that people join in order to help animals. The RSPCA have a love of £££££££££££££ not animals anymore and they do not work with breed rescues - they consider themselves to be experts. They are certainly expert in killing.

Euthanasia is a last resort and is only used to stop further suffering. We aim to rehome unwanted animals wherever we can (our inspectors murder them in the back of their van where they can get away with it) and in 2008 we rehomed over 87,000 (killed 60,203) animals in total, including nearly 16,000 dogs - but killed 8,313 dogs and 12,329 cats.

The priority for everyone at the RSPCA, whether frontline inspectors, volunteers or staff, is to help animals (make money) and stop suffering - our pension pots suffering so we need to kill more animals to save money. The Society has to make extremely hard choices like this on a regular basis, these decisions are never taken lightly, and are always difficult for those involved. Big fat salaries, index linked pension, company cars - who gives a shit about animals!!

The Society will not be issuing any further statements on this issue. Because we keep digging ourselves a BIGGER hole.

Thank you for contacting the Society and for your obvious concern for animal welfare. Thank you for your obvious lack of concern

Kind regards
RSPCA HQ Advice Team

Remember that a captive bolt does not kill - it STUNS. The dogs were killed when the inspector shoved a metal rod such as a screwdriver into the hole made by the captive bolt - to mash up the dog brains.


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