Man given first criminal behaviour order for poaching offences in North Yorkshire

13th September 2022 The 32-year-old was found guilty of hunting wild mammals with dogs A man has become the first offender in North Yorkshire to be given a criminal behaviour order for poaching offences, after being found guilty of hunting wild mammals with dogs. 32-year-old Ryan Thomas Spence, from Redcar and Cleveland, was also handed …

What an Animal Investigator Learned From 50 Years of Undercover Work

6th September 2022 It was 1972 and Mike Huskisson had saved his money to purchase aniseed oil from the local chemist. But his plan wasn’t to use it as a herbal remedy. Huskisson lived in a small traditional English village where the exploits of hunting were discussed openly, often in gory detail in the local …

Criminal Behaviour Orders issued to two men after wild animals targeted in East Yorkshire

3rd August 2022 Three men have been convicted of hunting a wild mammal with a dog and trespassing in search of game at Arnold in the East Riding of Yorkshire last year. Michael Berry, 51, of Avon Court, Saltburn-by-the-sea, Callum Raw, 31, of Fenton Court, Boosbeck and Jamie Dewing, 33, of Wharton Place, Boosbeck all …

Four men fined huge sums for poaching offences in Blandford

20th April 2022 FOUR men have been fined huge sums for poaching offences in Blandford following an investigation by Rural Crime officers. The total amount they were collectively fined was over £3,000. On Friday July 30, 2021 Dorset Police received a report of suspected poaching in the Cashmoor area. It was reported that four men …

Two blood sports — one pursued by macho types who risk their lives, the other by cowardly types who take no risk at all

A letter from John Fitzgerald: 22nd July 2022 The tragic deaths of three men in Spanish bull running have re-focused attention on a practice that is hazardous to humans and immensely cruel to animals. Every year people are gored, fatally or otherwise while subjecting bulls to run through populated to run built-up areas, a deeply …