Three men sentenced after being caught hare coursing twice in a month in Cambridgeshire

Three men who were caught hare coursing in Cambridgeshire twice in a month have been handed three-year orders banning them from any similar activity. 18th February 2021 Levi Lee, 31, Edward Lee, 37 and John Lee, 64, all of Colliers Way, Arley, Coventry, were first spotted on 29 November, 2019. The trio were seen by …

Terrence Potter previous conviction

‘Obsessed’ lorry driver hoarded 500 illegal birds’ eggs 11th January 2013 Terrence Potter became “obsessed” by the colourful eggs and spent around two years gathering more for his collection. More than 500 were held illegally and included the eggs of protected species, among them owls, spoonbills, sparrowhawks and kestrels. Last year he illegally gathered the …

Caerphilly man found guilty of hunting and killing badger

13th December 2020 A MAN is facing a prison sentence after he was convicted after a trial of hunting and killing a badger. Dewi James Price, 39, of Commercial Street, New Tredegar, Caerphilly, was also found guilty of offences against red kites. He had denied the charges during a trial at Newport Magistrates’ Court. Price …

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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 …