I was reading this story this morning. which in itself is quite interesting. but it got me thinking when I got to this bit from the RSPCA.
So how does a person get deemed a 'trained mink culling operative'? Is there a training course or do the RSPCA decide who is ok at culling and who isn't on a whim? You often read the stories of the RSPCA trying for prosecutions against people for despatching squirrels and the like.A spokesman said: "The RSPCA is as a general principle against the culling of wild animals, but accepts that in the case of some mink eradication projects there may be strong scientific grounds to support one.
"But it is of utmost importance that any cull be carried out by trained operators using humane, established methods."
I wonder what the RSPCA recommends as a minimum legal Mink calibre and when they are running the next MSC level 1 course