Definition of RSPCA abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɑːr es piː siː ˈeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːr es piː siː ˈeɪ//
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(in the UK) Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Culture The RSPCA is a well-known British charity, formed in 1824, which aims to make sure that the laws about protecting animals are being followed. It also tries to get new laws introduced and gives medical care to animals that need it. In the past it has helped to end many forms of cruel treatment, for example it has fought campaigns to improve the conditions in which live farm animals are transported.