The Save Me Trust is joining the RSPCA in exercising the “democratic right” to bring private prosecutions against people committing cruelty to animals. Brian May’s animal welfare charity also says it also intends prosecuting illegal fox hunting.
The Queen legend says his Save Me Trust will be stepping up to join the RSPCA in exercising the “democratic right” to bring private prosecutions against people committing cruelty to animals. His animal welfare charity says it also intends prosecuting illegal fox hunting. Dr May founded the Save Me Trust with Anne Brummer in 2010 to campaign against a repeal of the Hunting Act.
He announces his intention as MPs today call on the Government to strip the RSPCA of its powers to bring private animal cruelty and neglect cases to court.The recommendation to ministers has been made by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee which says the RSPCA can investigate cases but should hand case files to the Crown Prosecution Service or a similar body.
In a statement, the Save Me Trust says it is announcing its intention to “bring prosecutions against animal abusers, including fox-hunters”.
It adds: “Save Me will step up alongside the RSPCA, exercising the important democratic right of the public to bring private prosecutions.”
Save Me says it is making the announcement in light of “an expected move by the fox hunting community to strip the RSPCA of its powers to prosecute those engaged in cruelty to animals.”
Source: The Express.