RSPCA to not prosecute cruelty cases?

Pedro

Well-Known Member
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.
 

Shootist

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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.
 

basil

Distinguished Member
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.
 

basil

Distinguished Member
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.
 

TonyR

Well-Known Member
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.
 

Kalahari

Well-Known Member
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.
 

basil

Distinguished Member
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.
 

aris

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

JabaliHunter

Well-Known Member
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.
 

aris

Well-Known Member
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.
Anyone - even individuals - have the right to bring one. Perhaps it is time BASC brought some on hunt sabs who are clearly breaking the law, but nothing never happens.
 

old man

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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.
Hold you breath not, basil!
 

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