‘Scottish RSPCA’ gets prosecution powers

The Scottish SPCA is set to get more investigatory powers, including those that allow it to conduct searches and seize evidence

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CA chair speaks out on ‘sinister and nasty’ RSPCA

Countryside Alliance chairman Barney White Spunner, in a front-page newspaper interview, has criticised the RSPCA for its recent focus on litigation over animal welfare

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RSPCA distances itself from May

The RSPCA was quick to distance itself from a diatribe from Brian May in which he compared critics of the charity to paedophiles. The musician and campaigner said arguing against RSPCA prosecutions was like saying paedophiles should not be put on trial, and singled out

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BASC enters row over RSPCA info sharing

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has written to the chief constables of 10 police forces in England and Wales seeking formal assurances that they do not allow the RSPCA to have access to firearms licensing information

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View point

Firearms licensing information should be closely safeguarded, says BASC’s director of firearms Bill Harriman – so why is the RSPCA allowed access to it?

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Mass deer cull ‘necessary’

Around 50% of Britain’s deer population needs to be culled each year to ‘protect the countryside’, according to a study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management.

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Court hounds Heythrop Hunt

The RSPCA is prosecuting members of Heythrop Hunt on 45 counts of breaching the Hunting Act 2004 in the spring 2012 hunting season.

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