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19th August 2021 The Rural Crime Team has launched an investigation into the death of a badger, found nailed to a tree in Denbigh. The animal, protected under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, was discovered in the Nant Glyn area of Denbigh by a member of the public walking in the area yesterday morning …

Former Northants hunt member to appear in court accused of riding horse over saboteur

Chris Mardles will appear before magistrates tomorrow 5th May 2022 A former whipper-in will appear in court charged with grievous bodily harm after a hunt saboteur was seriously injured during an incident in the Northamptonshire countryside. Animal rights activist and hunt saboteur Mel Broughton was with the Northants Hunt Sabs when the incident is said …

Court case adjourned for huntsman accused of seriously injuring a protester near Harborough

The court case has now been moved to Monday May 23 9th May 2022 A huntsman accused of seriously injuring a hunt saboteur in countryside near Market Harborough is now set to appear in court later this month. Chris Mardles, 25, was due to go before magistrates in Northampton last Friday (May 6) charged with …

Wareham farmer filmed cockerel fights and didn’t protect dog

WARNING: HORIBBLE ARTICLE 10th May 2022 A FARMER who goaded a black lurcher dog into attacking and killing a fox and filmed cockerel fights has been banned from keeping the animals for ten years. Jack William Haskell, 23, of Wareham, will only be allowed to keep sheep dogs after he filmed two fights between cockerels and …

Man in court for harming birds of prey in ‘largest English raptor persecution case’

10th May 2022 A 21-year-old Wiltshire man is due in court for deliberately harming legally protected British birds of prey in what is being called ‘potentially the largest English raptor persecution case in terms of numbers of victims.’ Raptor persecution is the illegal shooting, trapping and poisoning of birds of prey like peregrine falcons, red …

Gamekeeper convicted for animal cruelty in relation to badger baiting

From Raptor Persecution UK 6th May 2022 Millden Estate (Angus Glens) gamekeeper convicted for animal cruelty in relation to badger baiting The long-running criminal case against a gamekeeper from Millden Estate in the Angus Glens was partially completed yesterday. Rhys Davies, 28, pleaded guilty at Forfar Sheriff Court to a number of offences relating to …