Wednesday, 25 March 2009
WILDLIFE GROUPS FURY AS RSPCA SPEND MILLIONS ON PROSECUTIONS BUT KILL WILDLIFE
Wildlife campaigners are really worried that RSPCA staff are being told to kill sick, injured, orphaned hedgehogs and all other wildlife. If they become ill, no matter how minor or easily treatable the illness or injury is, they will be automatically killed regardless, without even being fully or properly assessed. Even if just cold, hungry and underweight. What about those just waking up from hibernation? They are all just thin and weak, nothing else wrong with them. The big worry is that a member of public rings the RSPCA control centre. The call centre staff don't know that a different policy is now in place. They take the call, pass it to an ACO or inspector. The inspector or ACO report back to the Control Centre saying the call has been dealt with. The public won't know that "dealt with" means euthanised, instead of taking the animal to a vet or wildlife hospital for care and attention.
It is totally unacceptable to use Euthanasia because of a decrease in their funds.
We must all protest about this decision by the RSPCA. It is now even more important to tell as many people as you can to feed and look after hedgehogs in their garden. We need to keep them healthy. Once they become ill, that is the end of it. They will not be treated or saved any more.
Please spread the word, ask all your friends and family to support their local wildlife hospital and local carers.
Please do NOT ring RSPCA for wildlife.
Contact your local carer or wildlife centre
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