I recently published a photo on facebook of a cat who arrived at our Cat Rescue Centre one Tuesday evening. The cat(Dottie featured here on SFN too) was heavily pregnant and abandonned by people who moved away. Dottie had delievered us with 4 gorgeous kittens by the following morning.
One of the comment on the facebook page was one we hear often, "Typical French mentality unfortunately", it is well meaning and I am not critisising this well wisher by any means, but I just want to put it into context with a report that came out this morning in the UK.
The RSPCA, a huge UK charity that has been battling animal welfare for centuries, along with the Dogs Trust, Cat Protection, Blue Cross, etc etc, reported that in the UK as a whole, cruelty and mistreatment of animals ROSE last year by 25%, a huge leap!
Where I used to live, in Cornwall, the figure rose by a staggering 60%.
Many blame the economique climate, but is this really the case?
Going back the the facebook comment, it is one we hear very often from british people here, those who probably do their best, mean well and treat their animals well, but what a sad reflection for a country that has had literally Millions of pounds(Dogs Trust alone spent 60 million in 2011) thrown into animal welfare every year, what have we really learned, us brits?
Here is a photo of 2 three weeks old kittens found in some dustbins yesterday afternoon. the third kitten didn't survive.!(upload://4mLUn1MvMefo6rno2RuaS9SFfcP.jpg)