The Self Help Group for Farmers, Pet Owners and Others experiencing Difficulties with the RSPCA
has put this page together because you need to be prepared before the RSPCA come knocking on your door.
Many people have thought
"It will never happen to me because........." and then it happened..
and they lost their good name and animals forever!!
An RSPCA Inspector arrives:
Have they any rights to be on your property?……………………….…. NO!!
Do they have any special legal powers?………………………………….NO!!
Can they demand entry to your dwelling to look at your animals?……..NO!!
Can they demand that you answer questions?…………………………. NO!!
What should you do?? Be polite, and refuse them entry. Tell them to leave. Do not be bullied into
complying by threats of returning with the Police. If they refuse you are entitled to use reasonable force to eject them,
as you would any other common trespasser. Do not volunteer any information.
Refuse to answer any questions asked by the RSPCA Do not even give your name. They may caution
you and tell you that you are not under arrest, using the standard police wording. They may do their best to ignore
you and talk over you, trying to goad you into giving answers to their allegations. The uniform, the caution, and the
general demeanour are meant to intimidate you. You may feel that you have nothing to hide but do not let yourself
be lulled into a false sense of security. DO NOT LET THEM IN
THE RSPCA DO NOT
HAVE ANY SPECIAL POWERS WHATSOEVER.
What to do when they have left. Your battle has only just started.. Get photographs of all your stock, land
and premises. Get your vet out to look at all of your animals and get him to write a report. Act immediately on
any recommendations he has. The written report is essential.
Get specialist legal advice. Below is a phone number. We have Solicitors, Barristers, Specialist Veterinary
Surgeons and Land Experts who are accepted by the courts as expert witnesses. For any help :
0844 700 66 90
Should your number be withheld place 1470 in front
Do not treat the RSPCA lightly.
They are an immensely wealthy and incredibly powerful organisation who openly admit to breaching people’s civil
and legal rights.
For further information /downloadable signs and posters : http://www.the-shg.org/