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Defend the RSPCA against parliamentary attack

Posted 25 January 2013

Following the RSPCA’s recent successful prosecution of the Heythrop Hunt for breaking the law on hunting with hounds, the charity has come under sustained attack from hunt supporters in an effort to discredit its name. The most recent attempt is a debate in parliament on Tuesday 29 January, sponsored by Simon Hart MP – who used to be Chief Executive of pro-hunt group the Countryside Alliance – on the role of the RSPCA in taking private prosecutions in pursuit of its charitable objectives.

Please email your MP and urge him or her to support the RSPCA’s vital prosecution work in this debate using this template form.

Animal Aid continues to have differences over policy with the RSPCA but with Gavin Grant as Chief Executive, the society now has strong and effective leadership, and more avid and bold campaigning than in previous years. This is precisely why the organisation is under attack from supporters of blood sports, the intensive farming lobby and other such vested interests. Much of the work undertaken to investigate and enforce laws against animal cruelty is done by the RSPCA, and its prosecutions send a strong message that society will not tolerate animal abuse. We now need to show parliament that the public supports the important work that the RSPCA carries out. Please contact your MP today.

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