Sign the Petition to

NSW State Government, Australian Government

We the undersigned are appalled at the way the NSW RSPCA are managed.

Way too many animals that are entrusted into their care are being killed.

Many are healthy and rehomable.

In July 2013, RSPCA NSW chief Steve Coleman told ABC News that RSPCA believes in animal welfare, “not animal rights”. 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-16/rspca-has-been-caring-for-animals-for-140-years/4823474

Sadly, even animal welfare takes a back seat unless there is a TV crew in tow, which is not often the case in rural areas.

We need an independent public enquiry – not a whitewash like the recent NSW Companion Animals Taskforce - so that the truth about RSPCA can be tested publicly with legal process, and so that people with information can speak freely without intimidation by RSPCA.

If RSPCA has nothing to hide, it can start by welcoming a public enquiry into its activities.

Sincerely..

Signed,

Orange for Animal Cruelty Awareness

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25 years of RSPCA inaction on animal welfare in rural NSW.

Cataloguing 20+ years of neglect by RSPCA in rural NSW: These examples are from a collection of animal cruelty...

Please read and share - 

25 years of RSPCA inaction on animal welfare in rural NSW.

Cataloguing 20+ years of neglect by RSPCA in rural NSW: These examples are from a collection of animal cruelty cases in rural NSW over decades, which RSPCA ignored. 

Just some of the many reasons why we need a public enquiry into RSPCA, and why delegating policing powers to RSPCA on animal cruelty is not effective.The top photo is of a 'peg dog' – chained to a peg next to a road grid, never able to venture outside the bare earth area in the photo. Occasionally thrown a piece of a sheep for food, or given some water, but usually going without both. Its only shelter is a sheet of iron – sheer torture when temperatures exceed 40 degrees in summer.The peg dogs lived their whole lives in these appalling and isolated conditions. 

The plight of these dogs was known to RSPCA NSW for many years, without action. Eventually, Animal Welfare League took the matter up and the dogs were released to the local pound.

The bottom photo is of one of the many dogs of a serial animal abuser. His dogs spent their lives chained, except when crammed tightly into dog cages, in extreme temperatures. Often deliberate cruelty was inflicted on the dogs and horses - many of the photos are far too distressing to show here. 

After years of inaction by RSPCA, the police finally intervened. 

Only after the police did all the work did RSPCA take an interest.

On the right is a Belgian shepherd which had its jaw broken and was left for dead at the local tip. Despite strong leads on who was responsible, RSPCA NSW refused to even attend.These photos come from just one region of rural NSW and are amongst scores of such photos - most even more distressing. Repeated reports were made to RSPCA NSW for well over a decade, most ignored completely, until the locals gave up seeking RSPCA's help. 

In July 2013, RSPCA NSW chief Steve Coleman told ABC News that RSPCA believes in animal welfare, "not animal rights". http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-16/rspca-has-been-caring-for-animals-for-140-years/4823474

Sadly, even animal welfare takes a back seat unless there is a TV crew in tow, which is not often the case in rural areas.

RSPCA will of course try to deny all knowledge, just as it sought to deny the deaths of the dogs Reg & Maximus from Nowra Pound last year, denied that Max the Pointer was even at their Rutherford facility, and RSPCA Victoria tried to deny killing Charlie the red heeler after using him for press promotion of their Million Paws Walk. 

Just as RSPCA has "no record" of just about any animal cruelty complaint it is ever asked about. We need an independent public enquiry – not a whitewash like the recent NSW Companion Animals Taskforce - so that the truth about RSPCA can be tested publicly with legal process, and so that people with information can speak freely without intimidation by RSPCA.

All photos and details will be made available to a public enquiry if called, to prevent cover-up by RSPCA.

PLEASE SHARE, to help support the push for a public enquiry into RSPCA NSW. The animals can't speak up, we must speak for them.

If RSPCA has nothing to hide, it can start by welcoming a public enquiry into its activities.

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