John Gough jailed after he filmed two dogs attacking a caged fox in his garden

13th August 2018 A BRIERLEY Hill man who filmed two dogs attacking a caged fox in his back garden has been jailed for 22 weeks. John Thomas Gough, of Byron Street, was also banned from keeping animals for life after he pleaded guilty to one charge of causing a fight between a dog and fox …

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Peregrine persecution on a grouse moor: Bleasdale video footage finally released

In April this year, a high profile prosecution case for alleged raptor persecution collapsed after covertly-filmed video evidence was deemed inadmissible. The prosecution was being brought against a gamekeeper from the Bleasdale Estate in Bowland, who had been charged with a string of wildlife offences including the alleged killing of two peregrines in April 2016. …

TB outbreak forces Kimblewick Hunt to kill nearly 100 hounds

3rd August 2018 Almost 100 foxhounds were put down after an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis swept through their dirty, overcrowded and dilapidated hunt kennels. A kennel worker tested positive for the disease after the outbreak at the Kimblewick Hunt’s headquarters near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, an investigation has found. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh said that …

Outrage as hunting supporter given key role on body set up to promote biodiversity

2nd August 2018 Countryside campaigners have expressed outrage over a decision by the environment secretary to give a prominent role on a body set up to protect wildlife to an ardent supporter of hunting. Michael Gove has appointed Lord Blencathra, who once said it was essential to get pro-hunting MPs into Parliament, as deputy chairman …

FITZWILLIAM HUNT SUPPORTER CONVICTED OF VIOLENT ATTACK ON HUNT SABS

TODAY (1st Aug 2018) in Peterborough Magistrates Court, Barry Watson, of Glatton in Cambridgeshire, was convicted of assault and criminal damage. Click here to view footage of the attack -> https://youtu.be/-tYrQEpnMks He carried out a violent and unprovoked road-rage style attack on members of the public who were monitoring his favourite fox hunt, convicted wildlife …

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 …

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 …