RSPCA

#1
330k to bring prosecution against a hunt in CMD's constituency. I am glad I stopped putting any money in their boxes
some time ago when I found out how much they pay their senior staff.
Couldn't that money have been used to help rehome some of the thousands of healthy dogs they put down each year
instead of playing politics with the life of one pest?
 
#2
330k to bring prosecution against a hunt in CMD's constituency. I am glad I stopped putting any money in their boxes
some time ago when I found out how much they pay their senior staff.
Couldn't that money have been used to help rehome some of the thousands of healthy dogs they put down each year
instead of playing politics with the life of one pest?
Agreed, those costs are phenomenally high - I'd love to see an itemised breakdown.
 
#3
I stopped donating after they spent £16 million for a new headquarters....
 
#4
They've had a hard time of it in the courts too recently. A large number of their alleged animal cruelty cases have been binned because they either had factual errors in evidence at court or exceeded their powers during the investigations.
 

Travelgall

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#5
Doubt it. It's a cause. Common sense doesn't come into it. I bet they hear choirs of Angels whenever somebody in a Red Jacket ends up in the dock. I just hope that they have to pay the court costs. To be fair it's the same on the other side. You want to get rid of a fox? Shoot the bloody thing, or set a trap involving a marble that gets kicked into a bath and down a zig zag set of stairs onto a seesaw that knocks a diver into a bathtub that releases the cage - or something like that.

I did have a laugh when the League against cruel sport set up a freepost (i.e. They pay) for donations and the Hunting set posted them paving slabs and house bricks. I love it when single issue zealots get their asses handed to them.
 
#6
[h=1]RSPCA millions go on politics and HQ[/h][h=2]Critics fear charity is losing sight of its role to help animals, writes Thomas Penny[/h]

12:01AM BST 24 Jul 2002


The RSPCA is one of Britain's richest charities. High profile animal welfare work by its uniformed inspectors ensures that it has a steady stream of income from donations and legacies.

Half of the £70 million it spent last year was on the 328-strong inspectorate and on prosecutions. But it is the way that money is spent elsewhere that has raised concerns.

The society has new headquarters near Horsham, West Sussex, and trustees complain of the mountains of paperwork produced by their bureaucracy.

Campaigns, including the drive against hunting, cost the charity £4,415,000 last year. Freedom Food cost £1,632,000 in direct grant aid, even though trustees have been repeatedly assured that it would be self-funding.

A council member said: "The problem is that the society has never had to worry about making money so hasn't had to worry about economising
 
#8
My experience of the RSPCA is that unless it's high profile, with all the attendant publicity, they won't attend because "they're too busy" or "we don't really do that, try a local charity"
 
#9
My experience of the RSPCA is that unless it's high profile, with all the attendant publicity, they won't attend because "they're too busy" or "we don't really do that, try a local charity"
Ditto that.

They do not appear to assist wild life issues in Milton Keynes and instruct you to phone another animal charity 'as it is not our remit'.

BUT;

It does not stop the RSPCA phoning you up some weeks later asking for a donation!!!
 

OldSnowy

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#11
Courts have, for many years, almost without witohut exception awarded the RSPCA costs in whatever prosecutions they bring - and if they lose, or the person could not pay, they have again almost always made a payment order from public funds, as the RSPCA were traditionally seen as 'good guys'. This has changed a bit recently, but in general still holds sway.

So in this case, it's clear that the Judge did not do this - although the RSPCA probably expected to get away with it all being paid for, as normal, by the State.
 
#12
People I know called them to report some old pikey and the way he was treating his ponies and dogs.Their response "Oh now we don't want to upset the travelling community"

Lots of numbers here relating to their income.
Charity Performance
 
#13
They have a curious attitude to which animals they care about too, badgers are sacrosanct to the extent that the RSPCA boss basically threatened farmers participating in the proposed cull with "naming and shaming". Which would probably have lead to some of them having their barns/tractors/children torched by some of the loony fringe.
They don't seem to give a stuff about the hedgehog though which is quickly being eaten into extinction by a badger population that has doubled or tripled in the last 25 years.
 
#14
Wouldn't piss on the RSPCA if it was on fire.

Great at putting down healthy dogs - the only solution they seem to have - and they don't give a **** about animal cruelty unless there's money and/or publicity involved.

Should set the Hunt on them. Prize bastards.
 

OldSnowy

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#15
I presume that it is only since Badgers became a protected species that their numbers have increased in this manner? They have no predators (other than cars) and are pretty much at the top of the food chain. Are they responsible for the reduction in numbers of hedgehogs, ground-nesting birds, etc?

When a kid, I used to go out with an old villager in Devon who trapped badgers. He sold the pelts to make shaving brushes, and ate the meat - very tasty it is too.
 
#16
The RSPCA are ****ing useless in my experience. Some years ago now a friend of mine had been doing odd jobs on a farm and he had seen a very badly neglected Alsation there being kept in an old filthy dog cage, it was badly malnourished and had a big infected sore on one side of its face. Rightly or wrongly we decided to go there one night when it got dark, load the dog into my car, take it to my place and then call the RSPCA to hopefully get the poor thing some treatment and a new home (mine preferably), as well as getting its owner prosecuted. Once we got it to mine the RSPCA were called, to which a volunteer answered who was clearly extremely pissed off that we'd called her at 9pm, she wasn't really interested at all in the condition of the dog and told us to call the police instead, which we did. The Police then told us that we could be charged with theft and trespassing by taking the dog and advised us to put it back where we found it, and that they would then request the RSPCA go there the next day to look at the dog. We later found out that the dogs owner was pissed off that someone had "grassed him up" for mistreating the dog, and was demanding to know who had reported him, and he refused to pay for its treatment and signed a consent form to have it put down by the vet who had attended. Despite me offering to home the dog (which was a good natured friendly thing, despite how it had been treated) and pay for its care, it was his "property" so he got to say what happened to it. So as a result of calling the RSPCA a neglected dog which could have had a decent life with me was put down. ****ing *********. The owner got a verbal ticking off by the vet who attended but thats it. I won't give money to them anymore.
 
#17
the RSPCA boss basically threatened farmers participating in the proposed cull with "naming and shaming".
I do remember seeing that on Panorama then when questioned about it he denied he ever said such a thing. What hope have you got for a "charity" like this when the boss will lie through his teeth.
 
#18
Not forgetting the RSPCA are actually guilty of cruelty to animals theirselves with their habit of catching urban foxes and releasing them into the countryside where if they are lucky they are shot, if not they are either killed by rival animals or starve to death.

Bunch of cnuts.
 
#20
My experience of the RSPCA is that unless it's high profile, with all the attendant publicity, they won't attend because "they're too busy" or "we don't really do that, try a local charity"
Totally agree with Nogbad i suspect every city has an animal refuge who do spent the hard earned donations on the animals and re-housing, sadley these refuges are struggling to survive under the present economical climate. The RSPCA has not and will not get a dime from me while they continue to destroy healthy animals.

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