Friday, 14 October 2011

The Five Freedoms

I completely forgot last week, in the excitement of a weekend conference, to post the photos I took at our recent Friends And Neighbours group. We had a speaker from the RSPCA – along with Beth the Rescue Dog.



It was interesting to hear how legislation has changed to make it easier for the RSPCA to protect animals from cruelty and abuse, and ensure that perpetrators are prevented from committing further crimes. There are ‘five freedoms’ which have been defined for animals [wild, domestic and ‘working’ creatures], and if an inspector believes that any of these are not being enjoyed, then action can be taken.


As well as the words, Sue had ‘icons’ which she takes into schools, when she is giving talks to younger children.

Can you work out which icon below goes with each statement above?


It was a really informative evening, and we enjoyed listening to the anecdotes and the heart-warming stories of rescued animals. The RSPCA operates nationally and locally. Check out their website to find out what is happening in your area [I am proud to say the the Leicestershire Branch is apparently one of the most ‘successful’ in terms of what it does and the funds raised]

God spoke: "Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature - So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, and, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth."

From the beginning of Genesis, we have had a responsibility to care for the animals. It was good to be reminded of that!


  1. Proverbs 10:12 The righteous one is caring for the soul of his domestic animals.
    My cats know that one off by heart!!

  2. Nice! Just yesterday, I had to dart out to Jenny's house after school to see her new pup. He's adorable. I'll post pictures when I'm happy with my photo shoot results.

  3. Animal lovers in Ontario have been trying to tighten our laws for years, to no avail.The governments at both levels are useless.
    Our laws of animal proection are limited;we have to
    provide potable water
    provide food
    provide shelter
    provide veterinary care if the animal is in distress.
    Prison terms for animal abuse are so short as to be laughable.
    I guess that a government that encourages the seal hunt each year, is not easily swayed.
    Yes, it makes me mad!
    Jane x

  4. I think it's sad that just like so many other moral 'laws' cruelty to animals has to be enforced. We are made in His image and yet morality is never assumed. The heart of man is wicked and without Him people are selfish to the point of hurting animals and other people...

    Thank God for the beautiful people who are willing to step out and protect what the world doesn't care about. And I look forward to a time when they won't need to!

    Blessings, Debbie


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