I messaged the RSPCA about the petition and they have responded to me -
Thank you for your online enquiry. The RSPCA is opposed to culling of wild animals unless not to do so would cause greater individual suffering. In this case, the RSPCA is opposed to the cull of Canada geese on Lake Windermere as there appears to be little evidence that the geese are responsible for the damage, pollution and public health issues attributed to them. The RSPCA would encourage the use of non-lethal methods of control. If a cull is to go ahead it must be done legally, under licence and using humane methods.
We have written to Tim Farron (MP for Westmoreland and Lonsdale) outlining our opposition to the cull and asking him to intervene. In addition, our Chief Executive, Gavin Grant raised the issue during a meeting with Lord Taylor, the Government Minister with responsibility for animal welfare. We will continue to monitor the issue and voice our opposition at every opportunity.
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