In modern Britain, the "Royal" prefix is seeming increasingly absurd in the cold light of day. If you think about it, you soon realise that the charity is being patronised by a family whose main contribution to animal welfare is (a) chasing animals until their heart valves prolapse; (b) tearing them apart with several large dogs; and (c) blasting them out of the sky/trees with big fuck-off shotguns.

Some radicals in this country are now suggesting that, y'know, perhaps they aren't really the best animal rights role models.