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RSPCA's anti-cruelty heroes

The RSPCA is launching a new campaign to help highlight the dangers many animals face and the risks charity workers who try to protect them also face. The charity rescue thousands of animals a year from abusive situations.

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RSPCA reveal severity of animal violence

Ahead of the launch of their new campaign to highlight the dangers animals and those trying to protect them face, the RSPCA have released some examples of the cases and violence faced by RSPCA inspectors over the past two years.

Cases of animals suffering brutal attacks included:

  • A dog beaten with a pole, causing 30 fractures
  • A swan shot with a crossbow
  • A cat beaten against a tree
  • A three-week-old lamb with its ears cut off
  • A lurcher stamped on, run over and stabbed with a potato peeler
  • A bird shot with a blowgun dart through his eye
  • A mouse tortured with a power tool

Staff investigating violence on animals were threatened with:

  • A claw hammer
  • A knife
  • A crossbow
  • A shotgun
  • A machete
  • Assault
  • Death threats

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