The RSPCA wants to be allowed to enter private property to seize pets in England and Wales.
The charity is in talks with the Government and police chiefs to negotiate new powers which will allow it to enter gardens, sheds and outhouses without an officer present.
Under current rules the RSPCA has to contact the local police force and wait for an officer to arrive if they believe an animal is in distress on private property.
But if granted special statutory powers, its 33 officers would be able to remove animals from private land without police permission – though the powers do not extend to entering a private home.
As in, no, fuck off.
Having the powers of the State granted to non-state actors really doesn’t have a good track record now, does it?