Three Month Suspended Jail Sentence for the Possession of two dead Buzzards

Date Released: Thursday, October 21, 2021 A County Laois man has been given a three month suspended prison sentence for the possession of two dead Buzzards, which were found strung up on his land. On Friday the 15th of October, at Portlaoise District Court, Mr. Desmond Crawford, Roskelton, Mountrath, Co. Laois pleaded guilty to the …

Police ‘furious’ that a member of the House of Lords was not prosecuted over fox hunting video

20th October 2021 Police officers behind the conviction of a leading figure in the fox hunting lobby have told i they are “furious” that a member of the House of Lords was not prosecuted. Lord Mancroft, one of 92 hereditary peers who remain in the upper house, was one of six leading hunting figures who …

Mark Hankinson: Top huntsman guilty of encouraging illegal fox hunting

15th October 2021 A senior fox hunter has been found guilty of encouraging and assisting people to evade the ban on fox hunting. Recordings of Mark Hankinson, a director of the Master of Foxhounds Association, speaking to around 100 senior hunters in two private webinars in August 2020 were leaked online. The prosecution argued he …

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15th October 2021 FOUND GUILTY! Mark Hankinson has been found guilty of encouraging or assisting others to commit offences under the hunting act following his trial at Westminster magistrates court. The trial came about after the HSA exposed leaked hunting office webinars in 2020.

Man banned from owning animals after ‘standing on hare while his dog mauled it’

A man from County Durham has been banned from owning animals for five years after what a judge described as “absolutely appalling animal cruelty”. 12th October 2021 Paul Bowes, 30, of Etherley Dene, Bishop Auckland, was convicted of hunting with a dog at Rise in East Yorkshire and causing unnecessary suffering to a brown hare, …

Cotswolds hare hunting: Man hit with huge fine after illegal New Year’s Day coursing

Police said he wreaked 'so much pain and suffering on the wildlife' 4th October 2021 A man has been fined £1,713 after being convicted of illegally hunting hares. Anthony Williams, of Southend Lane in Newent, entered farmland in the Cotswolds in the hours of darkness, accompanied by two boys. He then encouraged his Lurcher-type dogs …

Laughing crack dealer filmed his dogs ripping badger to shreds

3rd September 2021 A crack cocaine dealer was found with "sickening" footage of a "barbaric" attack by two dogs on a "squealing" badger - and it was all filmed for "entertainment". One of the aggressive dogs, called Pig, was being encouraged and congratulated as a "good lad" by a laughing man during the vicious fight. …