Orange for Animal Cruelty Awareness

The RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is an Australian organisation that promotes animal welfare.

The RSPCA gets some funding through the Australian Government but they also rely on corporate sponsorship, fundraising events and voluntary donations and estate bequests for their income.

The RSPCA NSW alone can boast these financials : total Equity and Funds $90, 991, 729.

That is mighty impressive for a not - for - profit charity.

The RSPCA are now a huge business, with a high profits.

The RSPCA now have approved puppy farms, RSPCA approved eggs, chicken, thrift shops, insurance and even visa cards.

Imagine what our independent and self funded animal rescue organisations could do with some of those funds.

Privately run shelters and rescue groups have a very low euthanasia rate, as low as 2%, yet government funding and resources are not made available to these smaller organisations, even though their rehoming success rates are so much higher.

The RSPCA previously released to the media a copy of its behavioural assessments, otherwise known as "temperament tests", this was after initially refusing the request on confidentiality grounds.

The report showed how dogs are scored negatively for behaviour such as barking, trembling and jumping.

Those that accrue more than 100 points are deemed "unsuitable for adoption".

Australians need an INDEPENDENT and comprehensive inquiry into all facets of the RSPCA- including their financial and non financial matters.

The RSPCA defines its purpose as being the leading authority in animal care and protection, and to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.

That sadly is not reflected in their strike rate for animal cruelty prosecutions.

Out of 14,953 cases of animal cruelty reports investigated by the NSW RSPCA in 2015/2016 financial year only 111 people were charged with 63 successful prosecutions.
That's a poor 0.42% strike rate of investigation vs successful prosecutions.

Prosecution rates like these are exactly why it has never been more important for people experiencing injustice in this industry to stand up and demand action.

One of the biggest issues is their secrecy, where questions are rarely answered which reflects poorly on the integrity of the facts and figures published by the society.

Our combined voices are crucial in the quest for change and accountability.

Please sign and share to bring awareness and change for the animals sake.



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