THE RSPCA is echoing the anger and dismay of top scientists provoked by a Government adviser's call for a badger cull to reduce bovine TB in cattle.

Robust science has shown that a cull could have disastrous consequences for cattle and badgers alike. To help avoid a senseless badger cull, contact your MP or write to the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State, Defra, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR.

Alan Wolinski, RSPCA regional manager