Animal Owners Against Persecution ask where is the Public Interest in PROSECUTING the Mum of 4 year old following kitten tragedy ?
A MOTHER who discovered her four-year-old son had put a kitten into a microwave has been prosecuted by the RSPCA.
Cassie, a smooth-haired cat, who belonged to Claire Elizabeth Frear, 23,
Frear believed the cat had recovered sufficiently and left Cassie an hour later.
When she returned six hours later the four-month-old cat was dead, said RSPCA prosecutor Christopher Wyatt.
RSPCA inspectors and police, acting on a tip-off about the microwave incident, attended Frear’s home, but Frear was not at home.
Neighbours indicated she was at her parents’ home so inspectors went there and obtained permission to enter her property.
Mr Wyatt said that later Frear was quizzed again and she told them what had happened to Cassie. She had been upstairs at her home when she heard the kitten crying.
Racing outside to an outhouse, she found that her son had placed the animal into the microwave.
Hilary Doherty, defending, said her client’ son had mental health difficulties and was being tested for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Frear had left him alone only briefly while she went upstairs to fetch her son some clothes for a trip to her parents.
Miss Doherty added: “She really does accept that she ought to have known the kitten was poorly and she ought to have known to take it to a vet.”
Enough is enough, let RSPCA prosecutions be handled by an external body without any conflict of interest. The distress caused to this family far outweighs any public interest or financial contributions gained by the RSPCA from donations generated by publicity, they are proving that they care more about animals than people.