How to deal with an RSPCA visit (UK)

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How to deal with an RSPCA visit (UK)

Postby Nadia » Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:35 am

Ask them to leave, if they refuse to leave, tell them that they are trespassing, if they still refuse to leave, call the Police and have them physically removed.

Then write to your local Chief of Police and your local Head Animal Health Inspector, they are the only ones that can be approached by the RSPCA to obtain a warrent. Explain that the Police and Animal Health Inspector are welcome to visit at any time, and that the RSPCA have no valid reason to obtain a warrent. (This was advice to me by my Animal Solicitor - Granville Rooley).

So far, in my case they have stayed away since they were removed from site, I hope it works for you.
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Re: How to deal with an RSPCA visit (UK)

Postby Sandra » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:01 am

We urgently need a guide like this for people in Australia. Due to the RSPCA's enforcement powers here, simply standing up for yourself and asking them to leave is no solution. The only advice I could give right now would be to ring a lawyer immediately. Even that wouldn't have worked in my case as I arrived at my paddock one afternoon to find all 4 horses who were there gone, seized. Really the only protection for people in Australia would seem to be a change in the law.
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Re: How to deal with an RSPCA visit (UK)

Postby Nadia » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:44 am

Hi Sandra,

I don't know how it works in Australia, but in the UK, the owner of the animals has a legal right to have any seized animals inspected by their own or their choice of vet immediately, or as soon as possible. This is something that the RSPCA won't want to tell you, as it's the only way you are likely to get an evidence which may contradict their own.

Please please, if you are in the UK and the RSPCA or the SSPCA take your animals, demand that they are inspected by your own vet, or a professional veterinary witness as soon as humanly possible, or you will not be able to defend the accusations they hurl at you.

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Re: How to deal with an RSPCA visit (UK)

Postby russellm » Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:54 am

I have re-posted.
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G'day Sandra,
Thanks for joining our Bulletin Board. I have had posted on my website for some time,How to DEFEND YOURSELF against an rspca attack in AUSTRALIA. Your situation is well past that, and I would encourage you to follow my suggestions that I emailed to you, three days ago. I will republish my suggestions here.

I would strongly recommend that you publish in this forum, your letter/email to
The Hon. John Hatzistergos,
Parliament House,
Macquarie Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

the copy of which you sent to me and others on 15 September, 2008 at 1547aest, and to which my email here following was a reply. If you wish, I can do the technical task of doing that, for you. Please let me know.

My reply with suggestions to Sandra: I wrote:G'day Sandra,
There is a common theme here in Australia and in the UK: that the rspca pick on disabled people as they are easier to intimidate and bully.

The way I can help you to help yourself is to refer you to the network of websites and forums that I have established.

I would recommend that you break you story up, or write it THREE TIMES WITH A DIFFERENT EMPHASIS, and publish each different part on three of the forums that I have set up.

It is important to link the ideas in each by means of referring to each of the other parts when appropriate in each article. It is NOT DIFFICULT. Read some of my stories. You may also write an OPEN LETTER ON ANOTHER OF MY FORUMS AND LINK THAT IN TOO. You do not have to do them all at once as you can edit your articles.

When you scan the AG reply, you will be able to put that up on one of the forums as an 'upload attachment', [that is below whgre you are writing the text]. You would make that a posting almost by itslef and then you can have each of your three articles referring to it. What this does is INCREASE THE GOOGLE YAHOO RATING OF YOUR SITUATION AND SO IMPROVES THE PUBLICITY. It can be BAD PUBLICITY FOR POLITICIANS, and expecially now with the ructions in the NSW labor government, they will HATE IT.

The three forums I recommend are:

for the rspca angle
viewforum.php?f=4 /,

for the legal angle ... b393aad015 /,

for a DISABILITY TAKE on the situation ... um.php?f=9 /,

for even more than three you could consider putting one in ... d33aa46c0e /,
and in /.

examples of open letters are at ... hp?f=9&t=7 /,
and as I explain in that, I also send an ALERT EMAIL, maybe to all NSW parliamentarians, and at ... m.php?f=21 /..

As an extra, you might like to consider buying FRESH FOOD on line from Australian FARMERS, and you may know some FARMERS or other PRIMARY PRODUCERS like EQUINE PRODUCERS, whoi may like o advertise for FREE on the Ultimate FARMERS MARKET aka the Global Online FARMERS MARKET at ... um.php?f=8 /.

Tell me what you think.
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On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 3:47 PM, Sandra [Surname and email, deleted] wrote:

.Here is a document which went to the NSW Attorney-General regarding my case. I prepared a letter and my lawyer (at the time, Feb this year, don't have one now) refined it and added to it to come up with this application for annulment. It explains some of my circumstances and the reasons I pled guilty at the last minute. I believe I was in shock and trauma on the July 2007 hearing date, and was also thoroughly intimidated by the legal process and the RSPCA. I've finally received an answer from the AG. My application was denied. I can't get my scanner working so I'll type their letter to me in and send it to you all later. I hope this is not the end of the story - the reasons given in the letter seem unconvincing to me, but I'm not sure how to proceed just now.

ps A very wise man and farmer gave me some advice regarding taking this application to my local Member of Parliament and some other advice. I also would have wished to use him as a witness when/if I ever get to have my case heard. He was very sadly killed by a cow a couple of months ago.

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