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RSPCA moves to become an unaccountable police force

by | 9th, July 2017

Your home can be invaded at any tine if you own a pet and a charity suspects all it not well.

The RSPCA wants to be allowed to enter private property to seize pets in England and Wales.

The charity is in talks with the Government and police chiefs to negotiate new powers which will allow it to enter gardens, sheds and outhouses without an officer present.

An private police force in your home is progress?

Under current rules the RSPCA has to contact the local police force and wait for an officer to arrive if they believe an animal is in distress on private property.

Belief should always be questioned. But the RSPA want it enforced.

But if granted special statutory powers, its 33 officers would be able to remove animals from private land without police permission – though the powers do not extend to entering a private home.

First they came for your goldfish…

Spotter: The Indy

 



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