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Our policies

A goldfish in a plastic bag, often given as a prize © iStockphoto

From genetic engineering to responsible pet ownership to rodeos to fish as prizes, our policies set out what we believe. 

The RSPCA Council has developed our policies over the years to guide the RSPCA’s work. Our policies outline our views on the ways animals are treated, and these views are the basis from which we take action.

RSPCA policies on animal welfare (PDF 196KB)


Related information

To ensure treatment is available for all sick or injured wild animals, we have an agreement with the British Veterinary Association (BVA). Read more about the agreement:

RSPCA payment policy for emergency wildlife treatments by private vets (PDF 35.8KB)

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