LOOK OUT FOR MINK HUNTERS

Mink hunting occurs through Spring and Summer. Terrier men may be present in case a mink goes into hiding. Mink are sometimes shot out of trees. Trees are even cut down with mink hiding in them. Otterhounds are still present in some packs – hounds will not differentiate between killing a mink or protected otters …

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Sunderland man jailed after making shocking videos of his dog killing wild foxes 25th April 2019 A poacher from Wearside who made shocking videos of his whippet brutally killing wild foxes has been jailed and banned from animals. Sunderland man Arron Crighton, 21, admitted offences under the 2001 Animal Welfare Act and 2004 Hunting Act …

Woodpigeons and crows can no longer be freely killed in England

24th April 2019 Natural England scraps general licence to kill ‘pest’ birds after launch of legal challenge. “Pest” bird species such as crows, woodpigeons and jays can no longer be freely killed in England after the government’s conservation watchdog revoked the licence permitting it. The move by Natural England came after a challenge to the …

Scottish gamekeeper Alan Wilson accused of 12 wildlife crimes

Post from Raptor Persecution UK 15th April 2019 Further to previous blogs on the prosecution of Scottish gamekeeper Alan Wilson for alleged wildlife crimes in the Scottish Borders (see here, here here and here) further details have emerged about the charges he faces. From the Peebleshire News (12/4/19) (and with thanks to the blog reader who sent us a copy): WILDLIFE CHARGES A …

Six members of hunt charged with hunting offences in Derbyshire

10th April 2019 Six members of the Meynell and South Staffs Hunt have been charged with offences under the hunting act following an incident in October 2018. The six, named below, have all been charged with one count of hunting a wild mammal with dogs under the Hunting Act 2004. William Tatler (Joint Master), 45, …

Former Edradynate Estate head gamekeeper cleared of crop poisoning charges

Printed by kind permission of Raptor Persecution UK https://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/former-edradynate-estate-head-gamekeeper-cleared-of-crop-poisoning-charges/ David Campbell, the former head gamekeeper of Edradynate Estate in Perthshire, has been cleared of all charges relating to the poisoning of game crops on the estate in April 2017. It had been alleged that David Campbell had maliciously damaged game crops by spraying them with …