In WA, the motion put to parliament by Rick Mazza, Shooters and Fishers Party member, was:
'For the govt to investigate as to whether the RSPCA is transforming from an animal welfare society to an animal rights activist group and is losing its original core values and community respect as a credible organisation.'
The debate primarily focused on RSPCA's continued lobbying to stop live exports.
Let us not forget that whilst no prosecutions followed, a routine live sheep export voyage to the Middle East was found to be cruel in a court of law in Western Australia and proven beyond reasonable doubt. If for no other reason than this, RSPCA must by its very name, oppose the live export trade.