Say NO to RSPCA's 'KILL Policy'

  • by: Leanne Collingwood
  • target: Lynne Bradshaw, National President of RSPCA; Heather Neil, CEO RSPCA

In the United States there are now more than 50 No Kill communities (whole communities who save more than 90% of intakes), made up of over 200 pounds and shelters.

New Zealand is well on the way to becoming a No Kill nation, with many ‘open admission’ SPCA shelters saving more than 94% of intakes.

Steve Coleman of the RSPCA NSW (whose organisation statewide killed 52% of unclaimed dogs and 64% of unclaimed cats) recents attempts on SBS and via YouTube on 26/09/12, to explain why the RSPCA shouldn't be expected to offer 'No Kill' sheltering techniques was a pitiful response to the situation.  

Your behavioural test for dogs/cats who are already in distress at their current situation is not an accurate tool to decide whether or not to euthanize.  And the public are aware that a 'No Kill' policy recognises that there are some animals with insurmountable medical or behavioural problems who may have to be euthanized but this is estimated to be less than 10%.  

We as Australian citizens would like to know why Australian pets simply don’t deserve the same compassion or protection as what they recieve in other countries...



In the United States there are now more than 50 No Kill communities (whole communities who save more than 90% of intakes), made up of over 200 pounds and shelters.




New Zealand is well on the way to becoming a No Kill nation, with many ‘open admission’ SPCA shelters saving more than 94% of intakes.




Steve Coleman of the RSPCA NSW (whose organisation statewide killed 52% of unclaimed dogs and 64% of unclaimed cats) recents attempts on SBS and via YouTube on 26/09/12, to explain why the RSPCA shouldn't be expected to offer 'No Kill' sheltering techniques was a pitiful response to the situation.  

Your behavioural test for dogs/cats who are already in distress at their current situation is not an accurate tool to decide whether or not to euthanize.  And the public are aware that a 'No Kill' policy recognises that there are some animals with insurmountable medical or behavioural problems who may have to be euthanized but this is estimated to be less than 10%.  




We as Australian citizens would like to know why Australian pets simply don’t deserve the same compassion or protection as what they recieve in other countries...


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