Oops, of course.what a weak as puss organisation
It took RSPCA NSW almost a month to respond to questions about whether it ever sent animals - particularly thoroughbreds - to knackeries.
A statement was eventually provided with input from the RSPCA inspectorate, which investigates allegations of animal mistreatment, and the body's own legal counsel.
A spokeswoman stressed she could speak on behalf of only RSPCA NSW and not the other state branches of the organisation which all operate independently.
While confirming it sometimes disposed of stock through abattoirs and knackeries RSPCA NSW did not say how often it did so.
Asked to clarify if 'stock' included thoroughbreds, RSPCA NSW cited the Department of Primary Industries' use of the word.
'RSPCA NSW uses the DPI definition of stock - so that includes horses of all descriptions, including thoroughbreds,' it said.