Development of a new EU animal health law
VEGA says here is a special challenge to the RSPCA. The society is involved in animal welfare in two ways. The first is a contribution to commercial farming enterprises under the Freedom Foods banner, which allows various practices alien to the RSPCA’s ethics and principles and impedes reforms. Secondly the true spirit of the RSPCA is much more radical and effective and should occupy it, although it would mean condemning the Freedom Food side. It is therefore important that the RSPCA represents consumers first and foremost and it is no longer necessary to support an unpleasant compromise. There is plenty of evidence now that a perfectly adequate diet can be ensured from methods of production that are ahead of the Freedom Foods scheme, so the RSPCA would be much more effective if it were unbound by arrangements with commerce.