Sunday, 21 July 2013

Royal Society for the Promotion of Cruelty to Animals

The RSPCA killed 16,405 animals in the 12 months from 1 July 2011, just in New South Wales. Of these, 3013 dogs and who knows how many other animals (the stats are surprisingly sparse) were killed for "behavioural reasons". This may be where a puppy for example has suffered abuse and is very anxious as a result, or maybe the dog just doesn't like his human captors. Either way this is speciesist because humans with mental health issues are no longer executed. And while they say the animals were instead "euthanased", they weren't because that requires consent.

RSPCA NSW Annual Report 2011-2012

But the RSPCA doesn't just kill animals under its care, it actively endorses the killing of other animals even without any physical or mental health issues. That's right - the RSPCA promotes the death of healthy animals. You see, for the RSCPA an approved chicken is a dead chicken:

Here a bunch of chickens who have had their heads chopped off, feathers ripped out, and been wrapped in plastic, are lined up in a supermarket for humans to feed off. The RSCPA approves of this. This is how they protect cruelty to animals.

It's no wonder Jane was left traumatized on her first day of work at the RSPCA:

So when you are eating your cupcake during Cupcake Day for the RSPCA on August 19, and you find bits of animal (eg gelatin) in it, you can rest assured knowing the animal was approved and protected by the RSPCA.

Jane's photo sources L to R: herehere and here.


  1. Thank you for sharing this information.

  2. I love your blog. pity you don't write anymore

  3. Thanks very much ulga. Atman is currently taking a break to pursue other projects, but hopes to be back on board soon.