MP Simon Hart was right to draw attention to the good work of the RSPCA being undermined by an increasingly animal rights-driven agenda pursued by its leaders.

The charity constantly asks for money, yet at the same time we are told it never has enough funds to undertake vital work in rehoming and assisting neglected animals.

We would never let the police prosecute on the basis of its political activity, so we should expect the same rules to apply to this once great charity.