Target: Chief Constable Sara Thornton, Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council
Goal: Don’t call for the RSPCA to be banned from prosecuting animal cruelty cases.
Police in the U.K. are calling for a national animal protection charity to have its prosecution powers revoked. Currently, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) prosecutes 80 percent of all animal cruelty cases, saving the government 43 million pounds (the equivalent of 61 million U.S. dollars) per year.
However, the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) is calling for the charity to be banned from prosecuting animal cruelty cases. This would leave countless animals at risk of abuse and allow perpetrators to walk free. This includes people who abuse their pets or other animals as well hunters who kill animals illegally.
Sign this petition urging the NPCC to stop calling for animals to be put at risk by curbing the RSPCA’s capacity to protect them.
Dear Chief Thornton,
The NPCC has called for the RSPCA to have its prosecution powers revoked despite the charity’s long-standing and vital work protecting animals. Currently, the RSPCA prosecutes 80 percent of all animal cruelty cases. This saves the government 43 million pounds and protects countless animals form abuse.
We urge you to stop calling for the charity to be banned from prosecuting animal cruelty cases and to support the RSPCA and all its valuable work instead.
[Your Name Here]
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