Since 1824 The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded. It has been up and running since. The men at the time, who were creating this aid organization, knew that it was the world’s first animal welfare charity. The organisation was actually established in a coffee shop in London.
There first focus was ‘Pit Ponies’ who were ponies that worked in the coal mines. Workers were not keen on fashion especially when it was to do with animals. In 1898, Venezuela (South America) 1 million egrets (birds) were killed due to fashion. In 1835 bull baiting and Bear baiting were eradicated completely due to the hard work of RSPCA. If RSPCA could be described in 1 phrase then it would be that they do anything to stop cruelty to animals. Some of what they actually do to help is: Rescue domestic wildlife and animals
Be Vets to animals
“It’s our vision to work for a world in which all humans respect and live in harmony with all other members of the animal kingdom.” RSPCA strongly believe that there should be the same amount of respect that humans have towards each other with animals. No matter what animal it is, as small as an insect or as big as the blue whale, they should have the same value as we do towards each other.
There are several ways we, as the public could help this organisation. We could: Donate- you could regularly donate, leave a legacy or take out a pet insurance. Fundraise- you could do skydiving, marathons, Cycle from place to place in London, or maybe find out about fundraising events abroad? Volunteer for RSPCA- you could volunteer in the animal centres, wildlife centres, animal hospitals and clinics Join in on campaigns- rampaging is what made the organisation so why not keep it going?
Support RSPCA events- Quiz’s, Christmas fairs, Annual motorbike show, Jazz Evening Gala Dinner, Half Marathon, Doggy Half Marathon, dog walks and lots more! Re-home and adopt animals in need- in 2010 64,086 animals were rescued and re-homed. You could be part of this! The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are a charity that are proud of what they do, go to a lot of effort to do it. The do what they believe in. For some animals it means making their life’s much more pleasant. We could be a part of this and support them or we could ignore them, the choice is up to us.