Exposed: The Secret World of Badger Baiters

Wales Investigates explores the secretive world of illegal hunting and uncovers a network of badger baiters and their culture. The bloodsport has been illegal for decades, so why is it still going strong? Wyre Davies investigates. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b3kfhh This programme will be available to watch online shortly after broadcast on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 Or watch …

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Father and son kept injured wild goshawk in ‘misery’ at their home

18th May 2018 A Pontardawe father and son have been sentenced after illegally keeping a wild goshawk and failing to ensure urgent veterinary treatment for the bird’s severely broken wing. Paul Baker, 67, and Jess Baker, 39, pleaded guilty to a number of offences at Swansea Magistrates’ Court last week, including an admission that their …

Finally, all five suspects charged in the South Herefordshire fox cub case.

Five people to face animal cruelty charges Detective Inspector Jonathan Roberts, of West Mercia Police, said: "Three men aged 38, 39 and 40 and two women aged 29 and 54, have been summonsed to court to face multiple charges of animal cruelty. "This follows a complex investigation in South Herefordshire. The individuals will appear at …

EGG COLLECTOR RECEIVES SUSPENDED SENTENCE AND FINE FOR OFFENCES AGAINST RARE BIRDS

RSPB press release (3 May 2018): An egg collector, who was previously unknown to police, has pleaded guilty to taking osprey eggs and disturbing rare breeding birds in Devon and Scotland. Today (3 May 2018), Jason North, 49, from Plymouth appeared at Plymouth Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to nine charges relating to the taking …

Wildlife group warns of rise in ‘barbaric’ badger baiting in Rossendale

27th April 2018 Environmental campaigners are warning about a rise in badger baiting after discovering new evidence of the sickening activity in the Valley. Activists from the Lancashire Badger Group, a charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of the badger, have warned the public after disturbed badger setts were found in Goodshaw. These were …