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What does the Rspca do Australia?
The RSPCA’s mission is to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. To achieve this, the RSPCA works to enforce animal cruelty laws and advocate for new legislation where required.
Why was the Rspca created?
The RSPCA’s history dates back to 1871, when a public meeting to discuss the ill treatment of horses in Victoria led to the formation of Australia’s first Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
What is the biggest problem facing animals and pets today?
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- Pets are becoming medically underserved.
- Obesity in pets, like in humans, is skyrocketing.
- Diabetes is increasing in both cats and dogs.
- Cancer: a major illness in both cats and dogs.
- Dental disease is on the rise.
What has gone wrong with the RSPCA?
The RSPCA has been faced with a relentless stream of attacks from certain corners of the media for the last few years, while its cumbersome governance structure hasn’t helped allay concerns. Some of the criticism that has been levelled at the charity has been unfair and politically motivated, but other parts have been spot on.
What does the RSPCA do for wildlife welfare?
To build the RSPCA’s knowledge about wildlife welfare issues, including the health, management and trade of wildlife. We also look at the main issues affecting wildlife in captivity, from those kept as pets to circus animals. To advise the rest of the RSPCA, the public, non-governmental groups and the government.
Why is the RSPCA taking a defensive line?
It’s easy to see why RSPCA’s default position was to take a defensive line – it has not been far from the glare of the media spotlight. It has been criticised for its pursuit of fox hunters, its chief executive’s salary, a court dispute over a legacy and its part in unethical fundraising practices.
What has the RSPCA spent on dragging people to court?
The RSPCA has been accused of targeting vulnerable and elderly people, and has spent £8million every year dragging people to court At the end of what many regarded as a politically motivated show trial, the Hunt was found guilty, but fined a mere £6,800.