CLA comment on the EFRA Select Committee inquiry into the prosecution rights of the RSPCA

23 September 2015

Commenting on the news that the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee is launching an inquiry into whether the RSPCA should retain its rights of prosecution, CLA Director of Policy and Advice Christopher Price said:

 “Whilst the work that they do to protect neglected or abused animals is highly commendable, the RSPCA should be subject to all the same constraints and obligations as the police when it comes to evidence gathering and decisions to prosecute.” 

 

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