Sunday, 25 January 2009
WHEN WILL THE GOVERMENT STEP IN TO STOP THIS BLATANT RSPCA USE OF PROSECUTION POWERS TO GENERATE INCOME ?
NEIGHBOURS BACK CAT 79 YEAR OLD CAT RESCUE PENSIONER TARGETED BY "SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIT" AND PROSECUTED BY THE RSPCA
YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE RSPCA "TAKING OUT" THE COMPETITION !
Neighbours of Elsie Nash, 79, who has been convicted on 13 counts of animal cruelty, have voiced their support of Elsie, claiming that she only had the cat’s best interests at heart.
During its private prosecution of Elsie Nash, 79, the RSPCA’s legal team showed the court a video of Elsie’s house, taken during in the raid by the RSPCA’s “Special Operations Unit”.
The video, taken by Herchran Boal– one of the inspectors on the raid – showed litter trays which Elsiehad not emptied, as well as dirty walls and floors.
There was also said to be “an overpowering smell”.
Those who are aware of the way the RSPCA works will recognise theformula used by the RSPCA’s “Special Operations Units” to support claims that animals were suffering as a result of their surroundings. It is frequently deployed when prosecuting rescue centres not affiliated to the RSPCA.Anne Kasica of the SHG said:“The RSPCA have raided yet another pensioner and someone else who rescues animals.”“Elsie Nash and her friends and neighbours are rightly devastated by what the RSPCA’s Special Operations Unit have done.”“This is not a unique event – as Frank Field MP will tell you. Pat Seager, Betty McDairmid, and many other pensioners and rescuers, have been raided.”“The SHG fully supports Elsie and all those other pensioners and rescuers whose lives have been devastated and their animals destroyed as a result of the RSPCA prosecuting them instead of helping.”Ernest Vine, also of the SHG, said:“Again this is all about money.” “It’s time that someone courageous in government took steps to put a stop to the RSPCA’s money-spinning prosecutions.”
“The RSPCA spent £110,000 on the case with its very expensive lawyers and boarding kennels, which it hopes to get back in donations and legacies from people who want the RSPCA to look after their animal when they die.”“One of the saddest aspects of this story is that most of the forty cats the RSPCA seized from Elsie last year would have been roaming the streets if Elsie hadn’t taken them in. The RSPCA had already refused to help many of them.”