Kill a snail and go to jail?
By Valerie Elliott, Countryside Editor
PEOPLE who mistreat animals will face fines of up to £20,000 and year-long prison sentences under welfare laws to be announced next week.
I have no problem with that, real cruelty should be reponded to in kind.
RSPCA inspectors will be given powers to enter premises without a warrant, even by using force, to rescue animals believed to be suffering or at risk of harm.
Sorry? the RSPCA is a becoming a radical campaigning charity, what next? War-on-Want having the right to raid my wardrobe to get jumpers for cold Sudanese babies?
Remember some of the RSPCA is not just against hunting, they embrace all the wackier animal right mantras - do you want them to have the right to storm your house to free your goldfish?