Jeff Smith MP attended the RSPCA’s annual drop-in in the House of Commons last week. He heard directly from RSPCA Inspectors about their frontline work to protect animals in Manchester Withington and across the UK.
At the event, the scale of animal cruelty complaints across the country were revealed. In 2018, the RSPCA investigated 130,700 complaints about animal cruelty, with the charity’s nationwide 24-hour cruelty line receiving over a million calls.
Speaking about the campaign, Jeff said:
“I’m proud to support the RSPCA and the work that their Inspectors do to protect animal welfare in Manchester Withington. It was good to meet some of their dedicated Inspectors and to thank them on behalf of the animal lovers in our area for their work.
However, it’s sad that the RSPCA’s latest statistics show animal cruelty complaints are continuing in Manchester. We all have a duty to be vigilant against abuses of animal welfare and I will continue to work closely with the RSPCA to help improve standards of animal welfare.”