Statement - Hartpury College

Issue date: 12 June 2017

Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor at the University of the West of England, said: "The University condemns the incidents involving students from our associate faculty Hartpury College in the strongest possible terms.

"As this is a matter involving Hartpury further education students, it is being investigated under the college's own disciplinary procedures. The college is continuing to work with both the Police and the RSPCA.

"The University is being kept appraised of the situation and the college's investigation.

"We benefit from an excellent relationship with Hartpury College and are confident that it upholds the very best animal welfare standards."

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