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Wednesday, 25 March 2009

RSPCA RUN UP £120,000 COST AFTER RABBITS SEIZURE

ON THE SAME DAY WE LEARN THAT THE RSPCA ARE KILLING WILDLIFE INSTEAD OF TREATING THEM, WE FIND THEY SPEND £120,000 ON PROSECUTION CASE.

A COUPLE who cost the RSPCA more than £100,000 could be made to pay £10,000 after they failed to show up to their own appeal hearing.
Pete and Dawn Bundy were banned indefinitely from keeping rabbits after officers discovered 126 animals in filthy hutches, some infested with maggots.
Although the Bundys were ordered to pay £1,000 costs, the RSPCA was landed with a bill of about £120,000 for legal fees and housing the rabbits for 18 months.
Convicted Mr Bundy, 53, and his 48-year-old wife, were convicted under the Animal Welfare Act following a four-day hearing before a district judge in December, but lodged an appeal immediately after the case.
However the couple, who have since moved to Doncaster, failed to turn up to an appeal hearing before city magistrates and now face a £10,000 legal bill.
The prosecution followed the concern of neighbours, who contacted the RSPCA and environmental health officers in October 2007.
The officers took hours removing 73 specialist dwarf lop, German lop and silver fox and satin rabbits – worth about £3,000 – from the back yard of the couple’s house.
Recorder Paul Grumbar, who sat with two magistrates, was told that boarding fees and veterinary bills for the rabbits – now homed at kennels in Berkshire – stood at £100,000, and the prosecutions legal costs were about £20,000.
Christine Henson, appearing for the RSPCA, said that costs in bringing the appeal amounted to £10,000.
The Bundys will learn the extent of their bill after a breakdown of the prosecution’s costs has been submitted.

1 comment:

Jayne said...

RSPCA MASSACRE TEN GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS AFTER THEIR OWNER DIES

http://www.germanshepherdrescue.co.uk/gsd-shot-by-rspca.html

In June 2009 the RSPCA’s ‘hit squad’ slaughtered 10 German Shepherd dogs after their owner had died and a relative had contacted the RSPCA for assistance. (Please see attachment which shows the RSPCA admitting this atrocity.)

Instead of sedating these poor dogs and removing them to a place of safety, prior to contacting German Shepherd Dog rescues which would have been willing to help, the RSPCA chose instead to shoot all 10 dogs with a captive bolt. Their excuse was that this was kinder to the animals and safer for the inspectors. This begs the question – if it was safe enough to get as close as it is necessary for the use of a captive bolt, then why was it not safe enough to get equally near to these dogs and sedate them?