Badger caught in trap ‘illegally’ set by hunt master

Watch the video of him here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-44629481 A hunt master has been accused of illegally persecuting badgers after he was filmed setting a trap and baiting it with peanuts. The trap later caught a badger but the animal managed to escape before Christopher White returned. The footage was passed to the RSPCA, which said …

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Man fined over harecoursing

16:58 19 Jul BBC News A man has been fined for harecoursing in High Peak, Derbyshire, after his photo was given to police by a group of photographers attending a workshop. Dean Sherratt, 30, of Princess Drive in Weston Coyney, Stoke-on-Trent, was seen with two others on Bleaklow on 12 January releasing their dogs to …

Five accused of dog-fighting in Lincolnshire and Wales

22nd May 2018 The RSPCA is prosecuting five people for their alleged involvement in dog fighting in Lincolnshire and in Wales. The charges date from June to November 2017 and include keeping fighting dogs, causing unnecessary suffering to animals and training dogs to fight. Stephen Gardner, 56, of Willows End, Bloxholm, near Digby, is accused …

Hunt to find suspected dog fighter who failed to appear in court

5th July 2018 The RSPCA is urging people to help trace a suspected dog fighter who has failed to attend a number of court hearings. Officials believe he may have fled the country. John Herbert Knibbs, of Polyanthus Drive, Sleaford, is accused of possessing a fighting dog, a pit bull terrier, both at Sleaford and …

Foxes and hounds spread TB as well as badgers, study claims, prompting calls for greater hunting scrutiny

2nd July 2018 Fox-hunting is poised to face greater scrutiny following arguments over the recent badger cull after a new study showed that foxes can also spread tuberculosis in the countryside. And a leading wildlife campaigner called for a moratorium on hunting on the grounds that bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is also spread by packs of …

Four North East men charged in cockfighting investigation by police and RSCPA

20th June 2018 Four men have been charged with cockfighting after a rural raid by police and the RSPCA. The men, who come from Durham and Northumberland , were arrested at a countryside location in North Yorkshire in connection with alleged cockfighting. The raid in Hambleton on January 13 was launched as part of an …

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Suspended sentences and community service - that’s the punishment for attempted murder if you’re a hunt supporter Fox hunt supporters given suspended prison sentences for brutal attack on League investigators Posted 14th June, 2018 Two men received suspended prison sentences today at Leicester Crown Court for seriously assaulting two League Against Cruel Sports professional investigators …