Full details of the animal cruelty allegations facing a 30-year-old wildlife rescue centre have been released.Ooooh, I can hardly bear it!
What are we going to read about? Vivisected vixens? Tortured titmice? Waterboarded weasels?
Oh. Not quite:
They are accused of failing to provide veterinary care and later of failing to put down a Canada goose, a collared dove, a magpie and a jackdaw.Failing to kill animals, in other words. Yes, I'd rather expect that from an animal sanctuary, so long as the animals weren't suffering. As we know, the RSPCA has other views...
There are four other offences, including keeping a fox and fox cub in unsuitable conditions, failing to prevent a duck from receiving an injury, and failing to give a wood pigeon adequate food and veterinary care.OMG! Has the madness of health & safety spread to the animal world now? If a hedgehog trips in my garden, can I expect a visit from the Tiggywinkle version of 'Injury Lawyers 4 You'..?
Of course, as WoaR pointed out in comments to that earlier post, these are - thanks to the RSPCA's cozy relationship with the Labour government - all strict liability offences.
They may have been driven from office, but their damage will take much, much more unravelling....