RSPCA risks losing power to prosecute
Independent reviewer considers stripping charity of its right to prosecute following string of controversial court cases
Quite why they ever had prosecution tights I’m not sure.
Campaigners have long complained that the RSPCA can both investigate and prosecute cases, while also campaigning to raise money.
They have suggested that because the charity often levies large costs in the cases it wins, some people plead guilty because they fear contesting a charge and losing.
The process is the punishment…..