Today I am going to talk to you about innocent animals who have been uncared for, neglected and most of all subjected to cruelty.
If you didn’t know already, the RSPCA stands for The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This is the world’s oldest animal welfare organization; originally set up just to look after farm animals, later expanding to include all animals. A group leader founded this organisation in 1824 by the name of Richard Martin who was an MP. But in reality his name doesn’t compare to what I’m going to tell you.
First of all let’s start off with the reality. Despite British people being known as animal lovers these figures will shock you.
The RSPCA receive approximately one phone call every 25 seconds each year – most sharing animal cruelty stories and asking for help.
Every year roughly 140,000 animal cruelty complaints are investigated and out of that number 3000 were found guilty. More statistics include, 143,000 animals are rescued and collected, 214,000 are treated and helped and 70,000 animals were found new homes.
After all the RSPCA have files upon files of stories so sad that I would be surprised if anyone could remain unaffected by them.
The exact details of the 200 starving dogs remain unclear but the main facts wre uncovered by the RSPCA and police. Inspectors from the RSPCA found 204 starving dogs crammed in a filthy shed after an elderly woman had died. The Yorkshire terriers were in complete darkness, dripping in urine and piled in plastic travel boxes so full excrement the dogs had to crouch 3 inches from the top of the box. Six pups had died and one had been half eaten by littermates. What am I supposed to add to this? Well, some lost eyes because of infections, others couldn’t stand up properly because they were used to such terrible conditions. The pet charity that found them said that “the stench was unbearable, dead pups had melted into the floor, some had tumours like...
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