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The RSPCA and cutesy tactics

November 25, 2014

That the RSPCA does not advocate for veganism is another black mark in my book. There would be so much less animal cruelty in a mainly vegan world.

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If I have a criticism of the RSPCA and all the fine work they do, it’s that they do little to discourage people from having pets in the first place. They must know better than anyone: the more pets we have, the more cruelty they have to contend with. I’ve seen an increase lately in the number of RSPCA cruelty adverts in preparation for Xmas, since they expect a rise in cruelty. I remember the slogan “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas” from the considerably less famous and powerful Dogs Trust, and how those awareness ads were so effective, people would quote them without prompting in all sorts of contexts. This had the effect of reminding people, year on hear, not to buy someone a canine gift, as this is irresponsible.

I believe that these sorts of campaigns ought to be year round. People buy pets for…

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