The RSPCA has been profiting financially from animal abuse and deceiving the public. Animal Liberation Victoria has been investigating the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme, from which the RSPCA receives royalties, for the last 14 months. Over this time we have uncovered heartbreaking animal cruelty and filthy living conditions on RSPCA Approved Farms. ALV’s investigation has clearly exposed the fraudulent nature of this scheme.
Pig farms that have been approved by the RSPCA have failed to provide every one of the “five freedoms” animals are entitled to under the RSPCA’s Approved Farming Scheme. During our investigation 18 pigs were rescued, they suffered various injuries and illnesses including pneumonia, broken legs, cerebral palsy, testicular hernias, open necrotic wounds, septic arthritis, vaginal prolapses, and failure to thrive due to skeletal deformities. We routinely saw pigs living chest deep in their own excrement. We also repeatedly found corpses in various stages of decay, and dead pigs being cannibalised.
Sadly, despite the best care and veterinary treatment many of the pigs we rescued did not survive. Those who recovered are now living happy free lives in loving sanctuaries.
The public are rightly outraged at the appalling conditions the majority of pigs suffer in today’s industrialized ‘factory farms’, yet many are unaware of the immense cruelty that is part and parcel of the ‘free range’ farm industry. Our investigation has shown that ‘free range’ pigs being bred and killed as part of the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme are living lives of misery in disgusting unsanitary conditions.
Pigs are highly intelligent social animals with the ability to feel both pain and pleasure. They are not ‘things’ for humans to breed, slaughter, consume and profit from.
Free range is a fraud that is betraying the animals and the public. Don’t buy the lies! Take action now…
For shame RSPCA. It’s bad enough that people farming these animals have no concience about the disgraceful conditions they are forced to exist in, but for you, an organisation set up to protect the animals, to give the farmers a stamp of approval and fool the public that support you just to get a cut of the profits, is disgraceful. If what I have seen and heard is proved true you should be ashamed. Your creditiblity is nil.
I’ve just watched the video purported to be on RSPCA approved pig farms. Surely this can’t possibly be right? I don’t understand why there is a need to be so cruel in farming our animals. I want to be able to eat meat, but I don’t want it if it is raised in such appalling conditions. I would like to hear the ‘please explain’ from the RSPCA with regard to the footage I have seen.
There is no such thing as humane meat. All animals suffer and die, and are terrified before slaughter. If you really love meat, you’ll be glad to know that there are alternatives to it – vegan mock meats available in pies, pastries, pizzas, and all sorts of flavors and textures. Please be kind to animals!
It’s so sad to hear people say they want to be able to eat meat. Pigs are not “meat” they are living beings, more intelligent than dogs, and they certainly wouldn’t choose to be enslaved, tortured and violently murdered, just for humans’ pleasure…
I’m disgusted in the RSPCA but have for many years how they make money out of the dogs and cats that they put down they don’t really care to much at all about animal welfare and how dare they lie and not give a shit as long as they make money can someone please tell me what have they really done over the years for animal welfare because I don’t see it
I’m a volunteer at the RSPCA and can guarantee that animals are only put down if it is regarded as a better option to them than life. This is in cases of severe injury or disease ONLY. We have had certain cats and dogs in the shelter for years simply because people do not want to adopt them. An animal under our care will never be put down unless it is absolutely cruel to keep that animal alive.
I volunteered with RSPCA and after nearly a year I saw the truth to the industry and swore not to ever volunteer again with RSPCA. While it is a shame that I will not support the animals that need help, at the same time I don’t want to support an industry that uses a dog they murdered as the face of one million paws. Now this has been brought to my attention and while a lot of RSPCA supporters don’t want to believe it, this is the reality in the world we live in and unfortunately if Animal Liberation society don’t fight for the rights of all living creatures, no one will.
Shame, shame, shame on the RSPCA.
More exposure on TV programmes like “The Project”. Hopefully others will follow suit in condemning them for the blatant abuse of their responsibilities, which they receive funding from the Australian Government, to carry out.
The NSW branch of the RSPCA is largely run by farmers for farmers and is, in that state, an agribusiness justification organisation. The RSPCA is Victoria I understand is quite a different kettle of fish and is more dedicated to animal welfare, being out of the hands of farmers. I also understand that the Vics and the New Southers don’t see eye to eye on animal welfare. So I wouldn’t write of the RSPCA entirely although they are a welfare not a liberation organisation.
I used to be a volunteer for RSPCA Victoria and I can tell you they are not much better. I’m so disillusioned by the whole organisation. Everything comes down to $ for them
It doesn’t matter what state of even country the RSPCA is from it is a corrupt and disgusting organization that cares very about animals if at all. They don’t really help companion animals let alone farmed animals. They should be shut down. People need to know the truth about them and stop donating to them.
To say that”the RSPCA” needs to be ‘shut down’ is ridiculous, it is some of the people in it who need to be got rid of and walking away will not achieve that. Join the RSPCA, have a voice & a vote & help to bring about change.
I thought RSPCA were for All Creatures Great and Small…..it does not look like it! Very sad I will not be supporting them .
I’m afraid they’re just as bad here in the UK.
Just recently I have been watching the Aussie RSPCA shows and I’m horrified by their treatment of some of the animals, and they’re probably showing only the ‘best’ bits so I dread to think what goes on off camera.
These comment about the RSPCA has been known for years but nothing seems to change for the better with this deceptive political deplorable organisation. The animals are worst off under this organisation because they are the stumbling block to justice for animals on a large scale such as the factory farmed animals. The annual statistics of cats and dogs killed in NSW, Qld shelters according to this organisation is beyond disgusting and I wish people buying pets would look at these statistics!~ There is one branch in SA which appears to be making a positive impact on animal welfare. Raids on puppy mills otherwise is out the reach of the RSPCA. I would always remember that shocking disgusting case with those horses at the Knackery in VIC!! The RSPCA has nothing to be proud of when it comes to animal welfare!!
I have not been happy with RSPCA for a long time. A big PLEASE EXPLAIN from them is definitely needed. Who can we trust if these people are not what they are supposed to be. God help the animals and the people we think we can trust.