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RSPCA cruelty figures

The lates figures from the RSPCA show there has been a rise in the number of animal cruelty cases in our region over the last year.

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Video: Animal cruelty on the rise

In the last year there was a 15.7% increase in the number of defendants convicted last year in England and Wales.

Animals rescued or collected by the RSPCA increased from 119,126 to 130,695, a 9.7% rise (plus the rescue of 64,000 farmed chickens from one flooded barn).

The charity has released the following video to give an example of some of the cases they deal with. (Caution: This video contains potentially upsetting scenes)

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