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…

25.02.14

We have welcomed an unexpected visitor after a beaver was found trapped under a car in Cliffsend, Kent.

The adult beaver was discovered sheltering from the bad weather under the vehicle by a member of the public on Thursday (February 20).

RSPCA Thanet centre manager Clive Martin was called to collect the large rodent in a dog crate before transporting him to the animal centre. An inspector subsequently took him on to Wildwood Trust for specialised care.

It is … Continue reading…

16.01.13

We react to news that the government overestimated number of cattle herds with TB.

The revelation that the government has over stated the number of cattle herds with tuberculosis due to a computer glitch has proved, once again, the badger cull has become a complete pantomime.

Published yesterday on The Independent’s website, the government admitted that distorted data may have ‘significantly exaggerated’ the number of cattle infected by TB in Britain.

The government must now admit the cull … Continue reading…

03.12.13

We are appealing for information after a badger was found dead with a rope tied around her neck in Clacton-on-sea in Essex.

A member of the public found the female mammal in a ditch in Golden Lane, near Thorpe-Le-Soken at 11am on Saturday (November 30).  She had no obvious injuries but there was blood on her nose. There was rope around her neck and string tied to nearby branches.

We and the police were called and are working together … Continue reading…

09.10.13

We are outraged at the loss of hundreds of badger’s lives in what has proved to be a ‘farcical’ pilot cull.

It has been confirmed that number of badgers shot during the pilot badger cull in Somerset is well below the target required (850 badgers have been shot in the area over the six-week trial, just over 40% of an initial target of 2,081), which could potentially make bovine TB in cattle worse not better. Now Defra have … Continue reading…