‘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 …

Scott Matthew Cochrane found with dead rabbits, Lurcher-type dogs and steel ball bearings

AN OFFENDER who admitted hunting wild animals with dogs has been banned from land across three counties after breaching a court order. Scott Matthew Cochrane had been found with dead rabbits, Lurcher-type dogs and steel ball bearings. He can no longer enter many rural areas in Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. The areas include south of …

Mia Farrow shares photo of Trump children with dead leopard: ‘Tell your sons animal cruelty is now a crime’

Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr have been photographed with a dead elephant and a water buffalo during their 'trophy' hunts in Zimbabwe. After Donald Trump signed a law that makes animal cruelty a federal crime, a photo of the president's eldest sons holding a leopard they killed has resurfaced, along with other photos from …

Men convicted for illegal fox cruelty at Kimblewick hunt spared jail

TWO men who were convicted of animal cruelty after dragging a trapped fox from a tunnel during a hunt in Oxfordshire have been spared jail. Ian James Kirby Parkinson, 65, of Lower Road, Haddenham, and Mark Anthony Vincent, 53, of Kimblewick, Aylesbury - the President of the Kimblewick Hunt group - were both found guilty …