SCUM BAG Richard Atkins – this is his second badger digging offence

Taken from NWHSA Vermin Patrol 1999 - http://www.nwhsa.org.uk/vermin_patrol_for_howl_69.htm Two Derbyshire men found guilty of digging for a badger have been jailed for two months. Lee Robert Burton (25) of Tower Road, Hartshorne and Richard Alan Atkins (31) of Elmsleigh Green, Swadlincote were found guilty on 23/3/99 of digging for a badger after a five-day trial …

Badger baiter is jailed

A FATHER of four has been jailed for six months for carrying out brutal attacks on wild animals. Richard Atkins, 44, of Oversetts Road, Newhall, used his pet dogs to subject badgers and foxes to prolonged suffering before eventually killing them. Atkins admitted nine charges relating to animal cruelty and was also banned from owning …

Hunt members found guilty of illegally pursuing fox with hounds

Verdict is triumph for animal rights groups as trio from Crawley and Horsham Hunt convicted and fined Three leading members of a Sussex hunt have been convicted of pursuing a fox illegally with hounds, in a case that will be seen a significant victory for animal rights activists. The guilty verdicts at Haywards Heath magistrates …