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HORIFYING Illegal animal fights ‘absolutely rife’ in Scotland, investigators say 28th November 2020 ILLEGAL animal fights are “absolutely rife” across Scotland, inv­estigators revealed. A crackdown has seen dozens of brutes snared for setting killer dogs on innocent badgers, foxes, deer and even cats. But the Scottish SPCA said the horrific practice is currently more widespread …

Man banned from keeping animals for life after admitting badger baiting offences

26th November 2020 Robert King, from Motherwell, was found guilty on two counts under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and of causing an animal fight to take place, whereby one of the dogs was so severely injured it required to be euthanised. A Motherwell man has been banned from keeping animals for life after …

Man from Flintshire found guilty of badger baiting sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment

18th November 2020 A Flintshire man has been sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment after he was found guilty of badger baiting and causing dogs to suffer with their injuries. Damien Sweeney, 34, of Maes Glyndwr, Treuddyn, was found guilty on 12 charges – eight under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and four under the Protection …

Video shows the moment Barlow Hunt master uses horse to threaten saboteurs

26th October 2020 The former master of the Barlow hunt has admitted threatening behaviour following an incident on New Year’s Day where he challenged saboteurs who said they were monitoring for evidence of illegal activity. Christopher White appeared before Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court on Friday, October 9, where he admitted one count of using threatening words …

Conviction and suspended sentence handed down for illegal hare hunting

9th October 2020 A conviction and suspended prison sentence was handed down to a defendant for illegally hunting a hare with dogs in Co. Wexford last year. At Wexford District Court on 21 September 2020 Patrick Berry of Wexford Town pleaded guilty to a charge of illegally hunting a hare with dogs at Wexford North …

Man handed suspended jail term after interfering with badger sett

13th January 2020 A Tonypandy man has been handed a suspended jail sentence and banned from keeping animals after admitting interference with a badger sett near Whitland. Matthew Howell Jones, 38, of Jones Street, also admitted failing to get urgent veterinary treatment for his dog, with the black terrier struggling with ‘very worrying’ injuries that …

Poacher in court

On 5 February 2020, Samuel Haylett, 30, of Barnes Road, Frimley, Camberley, was ordered to pay a £440 fine, £85 costs and a £44 victim surcharge at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court after admitting trespass in pursuit of game, contrary to Section 30 of the Game Act 1831.

Irish Game Fair judge Coleman who left dog to die in car on hot day is given pet ban

6th October 2020 A game fair judge wept in court as he received a suspended jail term and a ban from keeping animals for 10 years over the death of his dog after leaving it in his car on a hot day. Breandan Coleman (36), of Dumnagoon Meadows, Craigavon, said he hadn't deliberately caused the …

Sickening video shows dog owner ordering pets to maul badger to death

WARNING: This report contains distressing pictures and videos 25th September 2020 Shocking messages uncovered a large hunting group who participated in barbaric, cruel and illegal blood sports. A string of the text messages on WhatsApp had led to investigating officers finding sickening videos of two dogs setting upon a defenceless badger. The group also contained …