Friday, 20 September 2013
The Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA) is not doing too well at the moment, according to a number of press reports in papers such as The Daily Telegraph and The Times. The once well-respected animal-welfare organisation has been criticised in a number of areas including (for the second time) its drift from being an animal-welfare organisation to that of a group promoting the political ideology of animal-rights.
In a recent BBC Radio investigative programme 'Face The Facts':The RSPCA - A law unto itself?' the RSPCA was exposed as an alleged overzealous and bullying organisation with vaulted opinions of importance and power that go way beyond the charities actual remit; despite its quasi-military structure the RSPCA has no special powers over inspection or law enforcement than any other members of the public.
Sadly, a recent incident brought this position nearer home when I was discussing this matter with some colleagues who work with animals in the entertainment and circus world.