Yet more bad PR for the RSPCA from the Mail Online
The RSPCA is under pressure to drop its right to bring prosecutions after it spent £22.5 million on prosecutions over two years.
The cost includes £10 million for vets fees and taking care of animals during the prosecution process. The rest covers legal fees, administration and expert witness costs.
An independent review that uncovered the cost also showed that the RSPCA has been paying excessive legal fees.
Lawyers were paid up to £1,200 a day in some cases – higher than the amounts paid to state prosecutors in child cruelty cases.