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 …

Evil Gamekeeper jailed after using dogs to fight badgers and foxes

Rhys Davies was sentenced after vets examined terriers kept at his tied cottage on Millden estate in Scotland. 1st August 2022 A former gamekeeper at one of Scotland’s best-known grouse moors has been jailed for eight months and banned for owning dogs for 15 years, after using dogs to fight badgers and foxes. Rhys Davies, …

Hunt supporter sentenced after stabbing fox with garden fork in Pattiswick

1st August 2022 A MAN who stabbed a fox with a garden fork in Pattiswick will have to complete 200 hours of unpaid service after he admitted animal cruelty. Paul O’Shea, 49, of Mount Bures, had previously admitted hunting a wild mammal with dogs and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal. He was sentenced …

Trail hunting suspension on national park authority land will not be lifted

26th July 2022 THE suspension of trail hunting on land owned by the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) will not be lifted following the successful appeal of a prominent huntsman, it has been announced. It was amid the police probe that led to the conviction of Mark Hankinson last year that the authority introduced …

All eyes are on the UK’s big landowners to protect foxes from being torn to shreds

25th July 2022 Back in October 2021, one of the UK’s most renowned fox hunters was found guilty of encouraging others to hunt animals illegally. Mark Hankinson, former director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association, was prosecuted after internal hunting webinars were leaked to the public. Hankinson was caught on film saying that trail hunting was used as a …