Like many other huge charities the RSPCA claim they don’t use workfare. However, this letter proves otherwise. They also state they only use volunteers yet the letter clearly states the work is mandatory.
Why do charities try to lie their way out of this? They must know they will be found out. Workfare is a modern form of slavery and you would not expect an organisation like the RSPCA to be involved in it or even worse, profit from it. Look at their income, it’s not as if they need the money. But then they kill rehomeable dogs and cats – don’t they!
The RSPCA are not universally loved by all animal lovers. This old article seems relevant today, some three years later. The question is asked: Why do we need them? A very good question, it seems.
Full Annual Accounts for 2012 are readily available on the Charity Commission Website here.
RSPCA Annual Accounts 2012 – Highlights
Annual Income = £116,200,000
Reserves = £27 million pounds
Staff who earn £60,000 or more:
9 employees earned £60,000 – £69,999
5 employees earned £70,000 – £79,999
3 employees earned £80,000 – £89,999
1 employee earned £110,000 – £119,999
£121,184 was paid into pension schemes for these employees.
During 2011 the RSPCA received £7.31 million in legacies payable to local branches. These millions are not counted in the above accounts.
They Kill Healthy Cats & Dogs
Nos of rehomeable dogs killed = 625
Nos of rehomeable cats killed = 667
Some commentators suggest the numbers of healthy cats & dogs killed by the RSPCA is much higher than this.
Notable RSPCA Vice-Presidents
Caroline Lucas MP
Caroline Dineage MP
Bill Oddie OBE
Richard Howitt MEP
It’s your money – spend it elsewhere – What about The Dogs Trust: they never destroy a healthy dog. There are also many local cat and dog homes that could do with donations.