Responding to the announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths AM, concerning Bovine Tb, a spokesperson for RSPCA Cymru said: 

“Bovine Tb is a devastating disease for many animals, which can have a massive impact on Wales’ farming community. RSPCA Cymru remains steadfast in its commitment to working with stakeholders to support eradication, which must be the priority.

“We welcome the Welsh Government’s decision to not pursue an England-style cull of badgers, which has been … Continue reading…

Responding to a statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, concerning the Welsh Government’s Bovine TB Eradication Programme, Claire Lawson, Assistant Director of External Relations – Wales, said:

“Bovine TB is a devastating disease, and causes grief to so many, particularly within the farming community.

“RSPCA Cymru has always supported humane, scientifically-supported and effective methods to tackle this disease.

“We will engage closely with the Welsh Government in relation to this new consultation, which we understand will … Continue reading…

MPs agree roll out of pilot badger cull should be stopped

13.03.14

We are delighted MPs have at last seen sense and voted overwhelmingly to stop the roll out of the pilot badger culls.

The animal welfare charity has always maintained the badger cull was not just inhumane but would also be an ineffective way of controlling the spread of bovine TB.

Roll out of the scheme would have been a farce

It has been reported that the Independent Expert … Continue reading…

100,000 badgers under threat

12.03.14

We’re urging MPs to vote to save British badgers when a debate takes place in Westminster on Thursday, 13 March.

More than 1,800 badgers have already been slaughtered since August 2013 as part of the government’s misguided badger culling policy and as many as 100,000 will be under threat if it insists on going ahead with rolling out the cull.

Pilot culls ineffective and inhumane

The pilot culls in Somerset and Gloucester failed to meet … Continue reading…

28.02.14

We have welcomed reports that the pilot badger cull have been proved to be inhumane as well as ineffective. We are calling for plans to roll the cull out further to now be dropped.

The Independent Expert Panel report shows pilot culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset proved once and for all that the badger cull is not the answer to the problems of bovine TB in cattle.

We have always warned against using the free-shooting method used during the … Continue reading…