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Animal Frontline on TV.

Post  Admin on Thu May 09, 2013 12:17 pm

This program is on in the mornings on BBC1.
Has anyone watched it?
It`s full of RSPCA officers `cautioning` people, entering peoples gardens/property without permission, threatening to takes peoples animals on the spot. You can even sense an element of their bullying tactics.
The presenter is Joe Crowley and i`m about to attempt to find some details and fire off an email.
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Do they think this is good publicity then??

Post  Trilby Bee on Thu May 09, 2013 12:40 pm

Not heard a word about this...so, basically, doing all the things we have been aware of for some time? Let's hope that a few more people get the message. Please let us know morewhen you hear?
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Post  Admin on Thu May 09, 2013 4:21 pm

Trilby Bee wrote:Not heard a word about this...so, basically, doing all the things we have been aware of for some time? Let's hope that a few more people get the message. Please let us know morewhen you hear?
Sent you a PM.
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Post  Trilby Bee on Tue May 14, 2013 6:36 am

Well, I took a look at (I think?) Episode 10. This was about a little JR terrier called Gizmo who had a tumour almost as big as he was...when I say it was the size of a rugby ball, that's scarcely an exaggeration as it almost touched the ground as he walked; he was 14. A benevolent and sympathetic RSPCA inspector (you know, the sort that the people on this site have never encountered!) went to the house and spoke to the son of the house who explained that mum and dad were ill, unemployed and hadn't got the money for veterinary treatment for Gizmo; hence the tumour had grown to such staggering proportions.

Now believe it or believe it not, Gizmo was taken by the RSPCA inspector, still smiling kindly, still sympathetic, to a vet (not clear to me if this was RSPCA or private vet) who decided that it was in fact operable and removed the tumour. The same saintly RSPCA inspector then returned Gizmo to his owners.

All the people on this site know for a fact that this is not what happens. What would, in fact happen, is that the dog would be 'seized' and taken to 'a place of safety', many photos of the tumour would be taken, not for medical reasons but used as evidence in court, the dog would be deemed too old to rehome at 14 and would be pts. The owners, despite being ill, would be dragged to court and prosecuted with a criminal record an animal deprivation order. My own solicitor told me that in a case he had, an old boy actually dying of cancer had all his horses taken, illness not taken into account altho' he had paid someone to care for them when he was unable to. RSPCA and Magistrates (often hand in glove I think) refused to take the terminal illness into account and he lost them all and died shortly afterwards. But this little dog survived simply because they were filming him. Generally speaking, without the cameras, neither he nor his owners would have stood a chance against them.



As an afterthought, it also showed them trying to catch a black cob...they do seem remarkably inept at catching horses I must say...catching those of Clwyd's was a pantomime too. I suppose 'seizing' a gunea pig or rabbit is easy compared to something that weighs the same as a small car going at 30 mph. Very Happy
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Post  millie1* on Tue May 14, 2013 5:36 pm

I think something like this has been on TV for some time - but is it a direct attack on the RSPCA or merely a propaganda exercise that doestn show them in a good light?
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RSPCA in front of the cameras.

Post  Trilby Bee on Tue May 14, 2013 6:30 pm

millie1* wrote:I think something like this has been on TV for some time - but is it a direct attack on the RSPCA or merely a propaganda exercise that doestn show them in a good light?

Well, Millie1*....The one I watched was Episode 10 (fairly sure) and it showed them in an unusually saintly and sympathetic light. The 14-year-old JR terrier had his HUGE tumour removed, apparently at RSPCA expense, I think, and returned to the owners who could not afford the vet's bill...portraying the caring face (yah, boo, hiss) of the RSPCA. They made a cat's arse of catching a nice black cob who had a headcollar which was put on him before he had stopped growing and which was now cutting his nose in two. And a dead rabbit decomposing in a hutch that had starved or dehydrated to death. The owner had gone on holiday and thought it would be OK on its own, no arrangements for feeding, topping up water owhy.
I shall watch more, but these were all cases which really needed to be dealt with, not the cases that we all know about where they steal rabbits and guineas from a back garden while the owner is out...or prosecute an old lady whose cat has fleas and, being 18, is skinny and a bit wobbly on its legs. This was defo a damage limitation exercise. You and I just know that in the real world and without the cameras, the aged (but sweet) dog would have been pts, the owners, sick or not, would have been prosecuted and given a deprivation order. I intend to watch more episodes to see what else they are trying to con the public with. Very Happy Everyone on this forum knows exactly what they are like. And they can't catch a horse to save their lives (shades of Clwyd sitting eating a sandwich while they an about like loonies).
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Post  Admin on Tue May 14, 2013 9:45 pm

Watch episode 5. I think that`s the one with the dead rabbit.
The officer at one stage said `I`m coming in (into the womans home) to interview you under caution` and before that had actually cautioned the resident `Police Officer` style.
You regularly see them walk onto peoples property without authority.
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