Tuesday 25 October 2011

But why would they get a dog?!

It's a question many of us ask ourselves at the RSPCA when faced with extreme cases of cruelty. It was great to see students from a school in Campbelltown come to the same conclusion during a visit today.

Education Team members, Claire and Eva, attended the school hoping to enlighten the students about animal cruelty and show them what Inspectors are facing on a daily basis. Claire shared some of the cruelty cases she was personally involved in during her six year stint as an Inspector. The students were quick to make their own judgements about what constitutes animal cruelty and unfortunately sometimes the law just doesn't keep up!

The RSPCA believes that an animal's welfare should be considered in terms of five freedoms:
  1. Freedom from hunger and thirst
  2. Freedom from discomfort
  3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease
  4. Freedom to express normal behaviour
  5. Freedom from fear and distress
If you would like to explore these freedoms in depth and understand how animal cruelty is realised in society today, please contact the Team! Call 9782 4460 or email education@rspcansw.org.au

So that's what it means!

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