I forsee a debate on animal creulty which changes to sentience and so forthOver 350 animals found in one home
LONDON (Reuters) - British animal welfare inspectors said on Tuesday they had cautioned two people after finding more than 350 animals in one residential house in eastern England.
The RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) said its inspectors had discovered 131 dogs, 48 cats, 80 rabbits and 86 guinea pigs at the house in Cromer, Norfolk.
The premises were described as cramped and unhygienic and the RSPCA said some of the animals were in such a bad condition it was likely they would be destroyed.
RSPCA Superintendent Tim Wass said the case showed that advice their officers gave the public was often ignored and a change in the law was needed to allow them to take action before an animal actually suffered.
"In this case, we visited the address previously and had given advice relating to conditions found at the time. Sadly, it seems that advice was not heeded," he said.
On Friday a woman who the RSPCA found keeping 271 pets in her home in appalling conditions was jailed for three months for animal cruelty.