I like to watch some of the "real life" programmes on TV, for example, RSPCA Rescue.
Tonight they're doing their bit.
I am struck that they will travel over 750km to Far North Queensland (Lockhardt River) to save an orphaned foal mauled by dingos, don't start me on the RFDS flying up milk formula for the foal (ok, ok, it was a scheduled flight, I'm OK with that). Wot the?
Next case is persuing some bloke who dumped two boxes of kittens in a vets surgery. They're talking about $5,000 fines and up to six months gaol. HULLO? He left them at a vet's surgery, he took them inside. Probably didn't want to be charged by the vet to put them down. I took a kitten to the vet many years ago, he was the son of a friend's neighbour. He took the kitten and said he'd try to find a home for it (it was healthy, adorable and very friendly for a feral kitten).
Why does the RSPCA sometimes annoy me?
I live in a rural area. If there is animal mistreatment out here you're lucky to see the RSPCA anywhere - there's just not enough staff to cover everywhere. I've seen horses in the drought so poor I was surprised they were alive, pelvises bones poking out the skin in their backs. That's why I'm so irked by the 1,500k 20-hour round trip to FNQ to rescue a dingo-mauled foal from an aboriginal community.