Dudley MP Ian Austin heard from RSPCA Inspectors about their frontline work to protect animals in Dudley and across the UK in Parliament.
In 2018, the RSPCA investigated a shocking 785 complaints about animal cruelty in the Dudley area, with the charity’s nationwide 24-hour cruelty line receiving over a million calls.
The RSPCA has been investigating and prosecuting animal welfare offences since its foundation in 1824.
To this day, they are increasing their work to prevent cruelty occurring in the first place and to educate the next generation of animal lovers.
Ian Austin said:
“It was fantastic to meet some of their hard-working Inspectors, but it was sad to hear that the RSPCA’s latest statistics show animal cruelty complaints are continuing in Dudley.
“We all have a duty to be vigilant against abuses of animal welfare and I will work closely with the RSPCA to help improve standards of animal welfare in Dudley and across the UK.”
“I’m proud to support the RSPCA and the work that their Inspectors do to protect animal welfare in Dudley and we agreed that I’ll be spending some time with their local inspectors over the summer.”