"The RSPCA faces a crisis that is stretching us to breaking point."
"We show zero tolerance to animal abusers. Anyone causing animals pain for profit or pleasure will be tracked down and prosecuted."
"We need the courts and councils, police and people who care to join us in standing up and getting justice for Britain's abused animals."
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