|The RSPCA has always been a lie; dressing like police, |
they are in fact a private charity with no police powers.
The Daily Mail asks What's Wrong With the RSPCA?
Jeremy Cooper is the third CEO of the organization to cut and run or get fired in the last five years.
The core problem is that the organization has become colonized with animal right lunatics that are putting their own political agendas ahead of that of dogs and cats and horses, and in front of the best interests of the organization. The result is that membership and donations are in free fall, and the Charity Commission is threatening to take over the organization which has become very nearly ungovernable at the hands of radical vegans.
How did the RSPCA get colonized by vegans? The Guardian reports:
[T]heir domination of the RSPCA council turns out to have happened by design, rather than by accident, in a classic case of ‘entryism’, whereby extremists gain control of large organisations by getting seats on the small but powerful committees that control them. This particular infiltration began in 1970, back when the RSPCA devoted almost all of its huge financial resources to the business of looking after domestic pets and injured wild animals.
This focus upset militant members of the animal rights lobby, which was then in its infancy. They believed the charity’s funds would be better spent supporting their campaigns on vivisection, hunting, the fur trade, and factory farming.
Several duly founded an organisation called the RSPCA Reform Group, and began seeking election to the council.
Because only a small proportion of the Society’s members bother to vote in such ballots, they were soon able to gain seats on the body — and some have been there ever since.
Perhaps the best known is Richard Ryder, who has been described as the ‘founding father’ of the animal rights movement and coined the term ‘speciesism’ — which is effectively what he regards as discrimination against ‘non-human animals’.
Elected to the Council in 1972, he was also director of the Political Animal Lobby which donated £1 million to the Labour Party before the 1997 General Election to secure the ban on fox hunting.
At a time when the RSPCA has been instructed by the Charities Commission to reform, its coming AGM will see another five members elected, several of whom are likely to be allies of Ryder.
The hardliners’ domination of the council, so typical of the manner in which the Left has taken hold of Britain’s public bodies, doesn’t just impact on RSPCA policies.
It also, as this week’s events show, seriously affects its ability to function properly and work with sensible senior executives such as Jeremy Cooper.
Though modern charity trustees are encouraged to serve short terms of between three and five years, many of the RSPCA’s have been there for decades, sometimes leaving then returning for three or four stints.
Though the largest moderncharities have small boards (the National Trust boasts just a dozen trustees) stuffed with politicians, captains of industry, public sector chiefs and other high-fliers, the RSPCA’s vast council has almost no one with any experience running multi-million-pound organisations.