The RSPCA is devastated that the first license has been granted for the badger cull and believes this policy is incredibly short sighted.
Chief Executive Gavin Grant said:
We are bitterly disappointed that the UK Government in England is ploughing on with plans to kill badgers but the fight is not over yet.
Only last week we joined Brian May, a coalition of charities and crowds of protestors at a public rally to put a stop to this cull as the start date draws near.
This ongoing Stop the Cull campaign is rapidly gaining momentum and public support and it is time the Government listened.
It needs to look at the science and change their policy to one of vaccination – let’s cure and not kill.
Stop the Cull campaign
The RSPCA, League Against Cruel Sports, Humane Society International (UK), Save Me (run by rock guitarist Brian May), have joined together to form the Stop the Cull campaign.
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