Gamekeeper admits wildlife crime spree at Borders estate

24 July 2019 A wildlife expert has told Jedburgh Sheriff Court how he found more protected species lying dead in a Borders wood than he had seen in any small area in his 40-year career. Alan Wilson pleaded guilty to shooting dead badgers, an otter, goshawks and buzzards as well as using 23 illegal snares …

Gamekeeper killed protected birds, badger and otter

Further to the news yesterday that Scottish gamekeeper Alan Wilson, 60, had pleaded guilty to nine of the 12 charges of wildlife crime against him (see here), here is some further detail. https://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/2019/07/23/convicted-scottish-gamekeeper-alan-wilson-his-litany-of-wildlife-crimes/

Norfolk man pleads not guilty to possessing protected birds and traps

11th July 2019 Aaron Cole, 31, appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court on Thursday (July 11) where he pleaded not guilty to possessing live or dead schedule 1 live birds, namely a chaffinch and five goldfinches, contrary to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Cole, of Common Road, Gissing, also denied three other offences, including possessing …

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"The annual badger slaughter recommences in September with farmers and contracted killers preparing the Cheshire killing fields in advance of this. However our badgers do have friends and dedicated badger and other wildlife protectors will once again be out day & night saving lives in all weathers and conditions. We all know that the slaughter …

Fox cub cruelty accused’s Land Rover tracked to two ‘dug out’ sites, court told

31st May 2019 Fox cub cruelty accused’s Land Rover tracked to two ‘dug out’ sites, court told A Land Rover linked to hunting kennels where live fox cubs were allegedly thrown to the hounds was tracked to two areas of disturbed ground, a court has heard. Prosecutors allege that the vehicle, belonging to terrierman Nathan …