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?

Saturday, 6 February 2010


Watch out, the begging bowls will be out. Papa Wass will be pleading for your money. They will bleat that they have no money to help all those poor animals. What they don't tell you is that none of the money that goes to these campaigns goes to the centres to help the animals. They need your dosh to pay their inflated salaries, buy their nice shiny executive company cars and for their nice big pension pot!!

RSPCA face legal bill after losing battle over will

The RSPCA has been ordered to pay the majority of a £1.3m legal bill after losing a battle over a £2m estate left to it in a will.
The charity faces costs of up to £1m after Dr Christine Gill from Northallerton, North Yorkshire, overturned her parents' will.
Dr Gill won the case after a court found her father had coerced her mother into making the document.
The will had left the couple's 287-acre farm to the RSPCA.

A judge has now ordered that the RSPCA should pay the majority of legal costs. A written judgment specifying how much is expected to be released next week.

Leeds Combined Court heard on Friday that Dr Gill's legal costs were more than £900,000 while the RSPCA's legal bill came to £400,000.

Mediation attempts

Dr Gill's legal team have argued that that the animal charity should pay about 85 to 90% of her costs.
The court had earlier heard Dr Gill's parents left Potto Carr Farm, near Northallerton, to the RSPCA, despite Joyce Gill's "avowed dislike" of the charity.
But the two parties failed to agree on who should pay for the £1.3m legal bill, with much of the debate centred on what opportunities were available to settle before the lengthy and costly trial.
A judgment by Judge James Allan QC found the charity had failed to resolve the dispute in an alternative way despite repeated attempts at mediation by Dr Gill, a university lecturer.

'Unreasonable' attitude

He described the RSPCA's attitude towards mediation of the case as "unreasonable".
Speaking after the hearing, Dr Gill said: "The judgment reflects the attitude the RSPCA have taken right through this, they wouldn't even talk to me, ever."
The RSPCA, which the judgment stated would be able to recover some of its costs from the estate, said it had acted in accordance with the wishes of Mrs Gill.
In a statement a spokeswoman said because no specific sums had been calculated it was too early too comment on the costs.
She added: "However, we are happy that the judge has ordered that some of our costs are to come out of the estate and that we are not paying the whole of Dr Gill's legal costs."

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