Police release image of man following badger sett incident at Old Dalby

Police have released an image of a man they believe can help with their investigation into an incident of a badger sett being tampered with at Old Dalby. Wednesday, 1st April 2020 They have described the filling in of the sett. which happened sometime overnight on Monday December 9, as ‘an act of appalling cruelty’. …

Summary of 2019 badger control operations

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bovine-tb-summary-of-badger-control-monitoring-during-2019/summary-of-2019-badger-control-operations Natural England Chief Scientist’s advice on the outcome of badger control operations 27th March 2020 Effectiveness of industry-led culling The outcome of this year’s operations indicates that industry-led badger control continues to deliver the level of effectiveness required by the policy to be confident of achieving disease control benefits: New areas licensed in 2019 …

Man who ‘stood on hare while his dog mauled it’ facing trial

8th March 2020 Paul Bowes , 29, of Rochester Close in Bishop Auckland, will appear at Hull Magistrates’ Court for trial on July 28, 2020, after pleading not guilty to hunting a wild animal with a dog and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, a brown hare, by standing on the hare while allowing …

Couple who captured video of hounds mauling deer on hunt feel ‘threatened’ after dead badger left on drive

6th March 2020 Two pensioners who shared shocking footage of hunting hounds mauling a deer say they feel threatened after a dead badger appeared on their property. Margaret Langran, 68, said the bloody body of a badger was left on her driveway just one day after she shared a video of a hunt to this …

Chris Packham criticises anti-bird netting on Cambridge University trees

Chris Packham has branded Cambridge University’s move to cover a row of trees with nets to stop birds from nesting as “absolutely outrageous”, with activists from Extinction Rebellion responding by tearing some of the netting down. The conservationist’s social media post was prompted by photographs of the trees, with their branches completely encased in netting, on …

Waveney Harriers hounds chase a deer into a fence then attack it – 18.02.2020

BEWARE HORRIBLE VIDEO Footage by Norfolk and Suffolk Against Live Quarry Hunting. Please turn on your sound as it adds a lot to the video. On Tuesday 18th February 2020, 15 years to the day after the Hunting Act came into force, monitors filmed Waveney Harriers hounds chasing a deer into a fence and then repeatedly …