Submission to Select Committee into the Operations of The RSPCA WA

The Animal Law Institute submitted that as the RSPCA WA is a private incorporated entity and not a public body, it is inappropriate for the Select Committee to make recommendations regarding the RSPCA WA’s functions – particularly its advocacy, educational, fundraising or lobbying activities - to the extent that they fall outside of the terms of any agreements between the RSPCA WA and the Department of Food and Industry WA.

The Committee’s examination of the RSPCA WA’s functions and activities should be confined to enforcement functions which are delegated to the RSPCA WA and dealt with through the contractual arrangements between the RSPCA WA and the Department.