‘It is gratuitous killing for fun’ – Four ‘suspicious’ men with dogs spotted ‘badger baiting’ at beauty spot

An animal welfare charity is appealing for information after four 'suspicious' men with dogs were spotted badger baiting at a beauty spot. A dog walker reported the incident, which took place on land off Audley Road near Alsager Golf and Country Club, to the RSPCA which has launched an investigation. Badger baiting involves a dog …

Gainsborough man spared jail after admitting badger baiting offences in Nottinghamshire

23rd October 2019 A Gainsborough man has been given a suspended prison sentence and banned from keeping dogs for five years after admitting two badger baiting charges in a Nottinghamshire village. Ryan Smith 26, of Noel Street, pleaded guilty to interfering with a badger sett and attempting to kill a badger, when he appeared before …

Smirking man banned from keeping dogs after terriers found injured from suspected ‘badger baiting’

12th October 2019 A man has been banned from keeping dogs for two years after five of his dogs were found with serious injuries consistent with illegal fighting with badgers. Anthony Oakes, 33, appeared at Kirklees Magistrates Court this week and admitted causing unnecessary suffering by failing to take the dogs to a vet. Back …

Badger baiters guilty after BBC undercover investigation

3rd October 2019 Four men have been convicted of badger baiting following an undercover investigation by BBC Wales. Christian Latcham, 32, from Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Thomas Young, 26, from Newbridge, Caerphilly, Cyle Jones, 31 and Jamie Rush, 27, both from Brecon, Powys, were all found guilty at Cardiff Crown Court. They denied attempting to …

Gainsborough men banned from keeping dogs after badger baiting in Nottinghamshire village

20th September 2019 Two Gainsborough men have been banned from keeping dogs for five years after they pleaded guilty to offences relating to badger baiting in a Nottinghamshire village. Murphy Thorne and Dale Shields admitted interfering with a badger sett and attempting to kill a badger, when they appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court. The court …