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RSPCA destroys half of the animals it rescues

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:42 PM

The RSPCA destroys nearly half the animals it ‘rescues’ each year, with thousands being put down for non-medical reasons, shocking figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday reveal.

The animal-welfare charity destroyed 53,000 animals last year – 44 per cent of those it took in – leading critics to claim that the organisation spends too much time on prosecuting cases of neglect and cruelty and not enough on finding new homes for animals.

The charity insists the vast majority of the animals were put down to end their suffering, but it admits that last year alone 3,400 animals were destroyed for ‘non-medical’ reasons, such as the lack of space in kennels and catteries.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

PETA does the same thing. They put down thousands of domestic animals a year.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

No surprises there then..

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

At  least we have a Charity for Animals. Nothing in this world is good. If you are an unwanted pet, you're pretty much doomed any old how.
It seems to me, rather than finding a sticky plaster after the event, more money should be spent on the cause. Stop people from taking on pets, when they can't or wont look after them long-time properly.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

View PostMistydawn, on 30 December 2012 - 03:28 PM, said:

At  least we have a Charity for Animals. Nothing in this world is good. If you are an unwanted pet, you're pretty much doomed any old how.
It seems to me, rather than finding a sticky plaster after the event, more money should be spent on the cause. Stop people from taking on pets, when they can't or wont look after them long-time properly.


Exactly what I was going to say.

We moan at RSPCA and PETA for putting them down but it's all these people who buy pets then change their minds that are the problem.


I'm completely against and over controlling government. But I do wonder if you should have to have a license to have a pet, then if something happens the owner is legally liable.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

Hey Coffey, I opened my mouth..... and out you popped! Good go you!!! :clap:

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

Fully agree with the need for education, but ultimately you are up against the 'I can do what I want' society...

I was an RSPCA supporter and local branch trustee, but no more - I will not give them another penny of my money, nor second of my time.  While I still admire the work of the Inspectorate in dealing with cruelty cases; nationally the charity became politically motivated and entirely commercially focused.  Equally locally, the basic aims/objectives of animal care and welfare (animal care costs money) were ignored in favour of making money; a successful animal rescue/re-homing centre was closed - which says everything about what was/is wrong.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:57 PM

RSPCA & PETA? I rest my case!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:25 PM

View PostCoffey, on 30 December 2012 - 03:44 PM, said:

Exactly what I was going to say.

We moan at RSPCA and PETA for putting them down but it's all these people who buy pets then change their minds that are the problem.


I'm completely against and over controlling government. But I do wonder if you should have to have a license to have a pet, then if something happens the owner is legally liable.

Yep. Although it's a horrible fate for the poor animals who are completely innocent victims in all this, the sad fact is that there are too many animals being taken in as pets (another way of saying not enough people willing to invest the time and care needed to care for an animal), and these are charities and so do not have the money or the resources to both cope with the regular influx of unwanted animals AND care for existing "patients".

It's not really RSPCA or even PETA I blame, it's idiots; the human race as a whole who seem to live in this materialistic daydream where it sounds all nice to own a living thing but not actually have to care for it.

That's the problem- the sense of ownership. You can't OWN an animal, you can only CARE for it!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:31 PM

View PostUrisk, on 30 December 2012 - 10:25 PM, said:

Yep. Although it's a horrible fate for the poor animals who are completely innocent victims in all this, the sad fact is that there are too many animals being taken in as pets (another way of saying not enough people willing to invest the time and care needed to care for an animal), and these are charities and so do not have the money or the resources to both cope with the regular influx of unwanted animals AND care for existing "patients".

It's not really RSPCA or even PETA I blame, it's idiots; the human race as a whole who seem to live in this materialistic daydream where it sounds all nice to own a living thing but not actually have to care for it.

That's the problem- the sense of ownership. You can't OWN an animal, you can only CARE for it!


Completely agree with you. :tu:

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:38 PM

Because nobody adopts them and they have nowhere to put them..

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

View PostMistydawn, on 30 December 2012 - 03:56 PM, said:

Hey Coffey, I opened my mouth..... and out you popped! Good go you!!! :clap:

That sounded kinda dodgy by the way... lol :P

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

View PostCoffey, on 30 December 2012 - 10:46 PM, said:

That sounded kinda dodgy by the way... lol :P
On re-read, I agree... pardon1 :blush:

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:36 PM

View PostMistydawn, on 31 December 2012 - 08:25 PM, said:

On re-read, I agree... pardon1 :blush:


Haha, it's more fun that way anyway. ;)

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

View PostCoffey, on 31 December 2012 - 08:36 PM, said:

Haha, it's more fun that way anyway. ;)
Ah, what a gentleman to let me off so...

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