RSPCA: 'Additional problems' from economic crisis

James Yeates. the RSPCA's Chief Veterinary Officer. said the economic crisis has caused "additional problems for animals". He said:

There remains a body, even in this country where people really love animals, who think it's acceptable to beat, to maim, to fight, to neglect, to just not give the love and attention, or enjoy being cruel to these animals.

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'Shocking' animal neglect

The RSPCA has revealed a "shocking catalogue of deliberate cruelty and neglect" to animals. Convictions for animal neglect has risen by nearly 40% in the last year, the charity aid.