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Improving and changing lives; for all animals.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Queensland (RSPCA Qld) is the state’s oldest, largest and leading animal welfare charity, dedicated to improving the lives of all domestic, farmed and native animals throughout Queensland. Caring for over 51,000 animals annually, RSPCA Qld provides much needed rehoming services, ambulance support, cruelty investigation and government advocacy for animals across the state. Such services are crucial in Queensland which has Australia’s highest number of cruelty complaints received each year (over 18,000) with the most severe cases leading to seizure and/or prosecution under the state’s animal protection laws. RSPCA Qld also work closely with the public and food industries to provide education around animal welfare and cruelty free practices.

Whips don’t make races faster, 
fairer or safer.

“We know that the public no longer supports whipping horses — 
for example, a recent poll found 69% of Victorians think horses 
should not be whipped in the normal course of a race”

RSPCA Australia Chief Scientist, Dr Bidda Jones

RSPCA Qld exists to ensure a better future, free from cruelty, neglect and harm, for all domestic, farmed and native animals. With a proud 138 year history, the RSPCA team of 400 staff and 3,000 volunteers work tirelessly and passionately to give the best possible care to animals in need from domestic pets in our 14 shelters across the state, to our native wildlife patients in our Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centres.