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, 28 January 2010


This is part of an email sent to Dogs Monthly January 25, 2010. We cannot print the words we want to say. How could a so called animal welfare society ever stoop this low?

'Just read the article about the unfortunate German shepherds, what a disgrace!
I have never had any time for the RSPCA, especially after the encounter I had with their 'work' in the 1980's.
I used to buy my dog food from a slaughter house in Bedfordshire, visiting there probably every two weeks. On some occasions there were dogs tied up outside, usually German Shepherds or large breeds. For a while I just thought they were dogs belonging to the slaughter men.
Until one day there was a chocolate miniature poodle tied up to the fence. I asked the men why the dog was tied there and they replied that the local RSPCA officer dropped the dogs there for disposal. I of course was horrified, I went on to ask them how they disposed of them. they replied that they were treated the same as the other livestock. That is hopefully stunning them while tied up upside down and then slit their throats.
I was so upset I asked them if I could take the little poodle home, they said I could, I think they were also concerned for the little chap. Cocoa was his name and his only crime in life was that he was a little neurotic. Do you think that his past owners would have let him go if they knew what his end would have been like. I had to sign a form to legalize the transaction and off I went with Cocoa.
We had a local RSPCA officer living in my village at the time and I promptly went to see him and confront him with my findings. He looked at the form and he really didn't believe me, or didn't want to. the name of the Bedfordshire officer was on the form and he assured me that he would investigate. I left the form with him and that was the last I saw of him and the form, soon after ran off with one of the local female parishioners. So all the proof I had had gone, except little Cocoa.'

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