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25/365 Pilchard

The RSPCA do amazing things - they save animals every day from a meaningless life, from a painful life. One of their key campaigns is the Five Freedoms:

 

Freedom from hunger and thirst

# by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.

 

Freedom from discomfort

# by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.

 

Freedom from pain, injury or disease

# by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.

 

Freedom to express normal behaviour

# by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind.

 

Freedom from fear and distress

# by ensuring conditions and care which avoid mental suffering.

 

So, for the pets who were given as Christmas gifts and are not wanted a month on; for the garden birds who've suffered in the cold weather; for the battery hens and mutilated seals; for intensively farmed puppies and kittens beaten and left for dead; for the 150-200 animals still used in circuses; for all of these we raise awareness of the vital work carried out by the RSPCA.

 

The main RSPCA homepage is www.rspca.org.uk/

 

This photo is of one of James and Claudia's toy pets, pets are not toys to be discarded when we've grown tired of them.

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Taken on January 25, 2010