Lynne Sneddon, director of biovetinary science from University of Liverpool, questioned RSPCA's support for the salmon aquaculture industry which normalizes 'heavy-duty suffering'.
UNDERCURRENT NEWS: ‘The UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has defended its involvement in the salmon farming industry following recent criticism of the sector, noting that by working with aquaculture it had been able to do far more than if it had turned away. “As an animal welfare charity, the RSPCA is duty-bound to help improve the welfare of all animals and that includes salmon,” it wrote.
“That’s why we haven’t stepped back and have instead chosen to proactively work with the aquaculture industry to find ways to help improve the welfare of farmed salmon.” Earlier this month, Lynne Sneddon, director of biovetinary science from the UK’s University of Liverpool questioned the organization’s support for the salmon aquaculture industry, which they described as normalizing “heavy-duty suffering”.
In particular, Sneddon pointed to the RSPCA’s endorsement and certification of 150 farms in light of recent research suggesting that certain lice treatments can cause pain in the fish… In response, the RSPCA noted some of the improvements it has been able to implement by using its presence in the industry’. SOURCE…