The RSPCA is recruiting your children – and you don’t even know

Have you stopped to wonder why there have been so many reports of children raising money for the RSPCA this year?  It seems that the RSPCA wants your children and has pulled out all the stops to get them used to supporting and fund raising for the RSPCA while they are still young and impressionable.

What child aged between 6 and 12 could resist the challenge to become an “Animal Champion”?  Especially during the long and sometimes boring summer holidays?  What parent when faced with the demand for entertainment could resist a package deal of activities to keep their youngsters entertained?  This is the lure of the RSPCA Animal Champion scheme which is now recruiting chilren for its Christmas 2014 season.  So what’s the problem?

Not at all prominent is the fact that one of the five activities which can be chosen from a total of 17 is a compulsory “small fund raising challenge“.  In order to obtain the special Champion Fundraiser badge children have to raise over £50.  In order to obtain just the basic Animal Champion certificate and award they have to have completed the five challenges including the compulsory fund raising challenge.

Most parents and children will read about the scheme in the media. But much of the publicity for the RSPCA Animal Champion scheme fails to mention the fundraising part.   Can you imagine the harassed parent, especially one on low income, faced with a child who needs to complete their fundraising challenge to get the goodies that have been promised?  Especially if all of their childrens’ friends are taking part and peer pressure kicks in?

There are restrictions on how long and at what ages children can work.  Concerned parents might wonder if setting up small fund raising businesses with the pressure of achieving a target that will be virtually unattainable for most is the best way for their chidren to spend their holiday time.

Add to the scheme the RSPCA’s free lesson plans for teachers, their resources for school councils and even assemblies, and you can see that busy teachers are quite likely to gratefully grab ready made material that they don’t have to think too much about.

All of this is designed to capture the minds of your children.  To persuade them that they should support the RSPCA and accept what they are taught in RSPCA produced lessons.  Lessons that the RSPCA themselves claim are suitable to be presented in subjects as diverse as English, Science and Maths.

Remember that by the time children qualify for the Animal Champions scheme at age 6, or are being taught from RSPCA produced materials in school, they have already been softened up to believe “RSPCA is Good” via the various RSPCA books and toys aimed at very young children.

Do you think your children have a chance to resist RSPCA driven peer pressure to conform?  What are you going to do to help them think for themselves?




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  1. Nigel

     /  September 26, 2014

    Want a comment, pleasure is all mine folks……

    The RSPCA dear oh Dear besieged by controversy of their own making. So where is the Wooler review? Well apparently according to the RSPCA and Wooler himself it was at first going to be presented to the RSPCA council. Absolutely no surprise then to find the RSPCA council has closed its doors to the public using the excuse it is trying out a different format. Do me a favour absolute cow pat, the real reason is thus – Heading the main animal welfare/rights organizations are a collection of sociopaths, morbid obsessives , folk with narcissistic personality disorder etc , they use the excuse of animal cruelty to bully, torment and control people. They are the ones with kinky attractions to violent fantasies – animals are victims they can extract their revenge from people they very well know they are pretending are cruel. They are well aware of the facts just deliberately ignore them that’s part of the game. Hence why Huntsman’s cases are dropped at the last minute and little old ladies pursued with vigour all part of the sick little mind games they play, it’s all about control, it’s how they get off. So if the Wooler review is likely to restrict these vile sick little games in any way is it any wonder why we have not seen it yet?

  2. Altcar.

     /  September 29, 2014

    The problem remains that a charity which has at the forefront of it’s resin-detre, fundraising, cannot be considered to be fit for purpose, whilst having been given the right to take on the role of the CPS. When we have a charity which takes Court action which surrounds an individual, or in the case of the Heythrop, various individuals, they are in a win-win situation, whether they win, or lose. The rspca give the notion of ‘Justice’ little thought, if any. This cannot be right.

    It has long been my argument that we really do need an rspca, but not the one which we currently have. How on earth the common man gets in to the board of those who direct the charity in question, is beyond me. The debacle of the last few years cannot simply have been Grant. The rot is endemic, and I’m wondering how one enters their seemingly murky and deceitful world.


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