Three men convicted under Poaching Act

30th July 2021 On Friday 23 July, three men appeared at Hull Magistrates Court for offences under Section 1 of the Night Poaching Act 1828 following an incident on Thursday 18 February. Jason Thacker (29) of Forber Avenue, Hull, Louis Whiteley (24) of Marvel Street, Hull and Jordon Rispin (24) of Portobello Street, Hull appeared …

Man charged following death of badger

30 Jul 2021 Yesterday (Thursday 29 July), a man was charged with wilfully killing a badger and causing an animal fight to take place under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 following an incident on Sunday 13 June. The 22-year-old man has been remanded in custody to appear before Hull Magistrates Court today (Friday 30 July). …

‘Brighton cat killer’ Steven Bouquet jailed for stabbing 16 pets

30th July 2021 A security guard has been jailed for more than five years for stabbing 16 cats in a series of night-time attacks. Steven Bouquet killed nine cats around Brighton between October 2018 and June 2019. Seven more were injured. The 54-year-old had denied 16 counts of criminal damage and possession of a knife …

BREAKING NEWS: Eggesford Hunt terriermen found GUILTY of interfering with an active badger sett

Message from Devon County Hunt Sabs 28th July 2021 In Nov 2019 we caught Eggesford terriermen Seward Folland and Nathan Bowes (now with the Pytchley with Woodland Hunt) blocking a badger sett at Bridge Reeve, after the hounds had hunted a fox to ground. Watch the video here - https://www.facebook.com/devoncountyhuntsaboteurs/videos/511956433199024 Earlier this month the case …

Hunt club charged with allowing hounds to attack man and kill cat

20th July 2021 A Co Down hunt club and two of its office holders have been charged with offences arising from the hound pack allegedly attacking a person and a cat. Although none of the defendants appeared at Lisburn Magistrates Court today, Iveagh Hunt Club and office holders Gareth Black and Alexander Mills were charged …

Cat killed by pack of hounds and then thrown over a fence by huntsman

UPDATE 7th July 2021 John Lanyon Sampson, 55 who is the huntsman and Master of the Western hunt has been charged by Devon and Cornwall Police in connection with this incident - Sampson of St Buryan, is due to appear before Truro Magistrates’ Court on 22 July where he will face charges of criminal damage …

Hunt members deny interfering with active badger setts in Devon

6th July 2021 Two men have denied interfering with badger setts in use. Nathan Bowes and Seward Folland were filmed by hunt saboteurs as they blocked entrances to a badger sett in woodland in Devon, in November 2019. Mr Bowes, of Brixworth, Northampton, told Exeter Magistrates Court he put nets around the sett after he …