Animal lover Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, met with the RSPCA and their inspectors at the House of Commons to highlight the importance of animal welfare.
“I’m proud to support the RSPCA and the work that their inspectors do to protect animals on the ground in Ellesmere Port and Neston. It was fantastic to meet some of their hard working inspectors and to thank them on behalf of the animal lovers in our area for all that they do.
“I know how important animal welfare issues are to my constituents and it is something that I intend to take up on their behalf in this Parliament. I am looking forward to working with the RSPCA to ensure that animal welfare is also a key part of the Brexit debate and that the protection of the idea that animals are sentient beings continues to be enshrined in UK law after we leave the EU.”
Since being founded in 1824, the RSPCA has established itself as the leading organisation on animal welfare in England and Wales and its influence has spread world-wide. Their work encompasses companion animals, farm animals, wildlife and animals used in research, and includes education and campaigning, as well as enforcement, rescue and rehabilitation.
In 2016 alone, the RSPCA received over 1.1 million calls to its cruelty line and investigated just under 160,000 complaints of animal cruelty.