We would like to re-emphasise that we understand that the video of the fox cub is both distressing and unacceptable. We are following our disciplinary procedures and students have been suspended from the college. Further action will be taken once our investigations are concluded.
There have been suggestions that this incident is related to an earlier incident involving the death of a cat. We can confirm that the student involved in the earlier incident has been expelled from the college. At this stage there is no evidence to suggest the incidents are related. We continue to work with both the Police and the RSPCA.
These incidents do not, in any way, reflect the behaviours and beliefs of the college, our students, staff and graduates.
Open Farm Sunday
The decision has been taken to cancel the Open Farm Sunday event at Hartpury. In light of current media attention, we believe that this is in the best interests of visitors, staff and students. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please see https://farmsunday.org/visit-a-farm for other event venues.