Man, 31, arrested after RSPCA badger baiting raids in Wirral and Liverpool

11th July 2017 A MAN was arrested after RSPCA and police raids on homes in Wirral and Liverpool. Three properties were searched in the early morning swoop on houses in Birkenhead, Raby and Dovecot. One dog was removed from a property and taken into the care of the RSPCA. The animal charity said it was …

“Barbaric”: Wild animals trapped and shot in UK national park to protect birds for shooting season

HIT 2017 Investigation - Press Release: Daily cruel wildlife persecution uncovered in the Peak District National Park Badgers, foxes and mountain hares suffering in archaic snares within the iconic Peak District National Park were the devastating scenes faced by investigators from the Hunt Investigation Team, according to a new report launched in the Mirror and …

Man stabbed fox to death to prevent suffering after dogs attacked it, Northallerton court told

What a load of bull**** ################### 1st July 2017 TWO men have been found not guilty of animal welfare and hunting offences after a fox was dug out of a hole and stabbed to death. Northallerton Magistrates’ Court heard on Friday that Andrew Lee of Peterlee and Mark Baxter of Horden both had permission to …

Huntsmen found guilty of Jedburgh fox-hunting charge

29th June 2017 Two huntsmen from the Scottish Borders have been found guilty of breaching fox-hunting law. It is the first conviction of a traditional fox hunt under legislation introduced in Scotland in 2002. Johnny Riley, 24, and his father, John Clive Richardson, 67, of Bonchester Bridge, were fined £400 and £250 respectively for deliberately …

Seven men on trial for fox hunting around North Yorkshire

13 June 2017 Seven men will go on trial around North Yorkshire later this year after being charged over alleged fox hunting offences. They will appear in court in Scarborough, York and Northallerton as a result of investigations by North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce. The hunting of wild mammals, such as foxes, deer, hares and …

Gamekeeper, 23, set ‘barbaric’ illegal bird traps – but is let off with a police caution

4 June 2017 Three pole traps were found in an area where a rare hen harrier had been seen. A 23-year-old gamekeeper was caught in May when a camera hidden by RSPB filmed him checking the ‘barbaric’ traps, which have been illegal since 1904 A gamekeeper on an estate owned by close friends of the …