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    RSPCA to not prosecute cruelty cases?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37987213

    My views are that these days, any investigative body should not be the prosecuting body. Although not perfect and relations between the police and the CPS can vary widely, as a body that investigates animal cruelty matters, the RSPCA should have the same check. Although by the looks of things, not everyone agrees.

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    Of course not everybody agrees. The RSPCA looks after all the cudduwy ikkle fuwwy cweatures and protects them from all the nasty humans, which is to say all the humans. Some people go so far as to believe nobody should keep pets, or even guide dogs, as to do so is unnatural.

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    This has been rumbling on for a couple of years.
    The RSPCA will continue to prosecute the easy targets as it`s part of how they raise their revenue.
    I`m still waiting for an answer to my email as to why they won`t take on the Halal meat trade in the UK.
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who shoots sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    As long as the RSPCA have to pay the CPS costs and not the tax payer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyR View Post
    As long as the RSPCA have to pay the CPS costs and not the tax payer.
    Any costs that are incurred through losing a case are payed for out of public funds, I`m sure that if the RSPCA had to pay them then prosecutions would stall.
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who shoots sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    Basil.
    Thanks for that I did not realise that we are actually paying for the RSPCA for failed prosecutions ,seems ridiculous that a private prosecution can be subsididised by the Tax Payer.

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    This is one of their ploys to try to frighten people, "if you lose you will have to pay our costs and they are/will be enormous".

    David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyR View Post
    Basil.
    Thanks for that I did not realise that we are actually paying for the RSPCA for failed prosecutions ,seems ridiculous that a private prosecution can be subsididised by the Tax Payer.
    Charitable status ..
    Obviously the reason why they can throw prosecutions around knowing full well that financially they can`t lose.
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who shoots sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    The RSPCA should be subject to freedom of information requests if they want that sorts of overreach.

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    RSPCA should have given up the right to bring private prosecutions in 1985 when the CPS was formed, just like all other non-statutory organisations did.

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