Badger baiting accused face court

Badger The men were charged as part of an investigation into badger baiting Three men have appeared in court over alleged badger baiting. The defendants are all accused of causing unnecessary suffering to a terrier dog and badger and interfering with a badger sett. At Newtownards Magistrates Court were Graham Arthur Officer, 40, from Rose …

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Hunt for illegal bird shoot gang

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/hunt_for_illegal_bird_shoot_gang_1_4249817 Hunt for illegal bird shoot gang Wednesday 15 February 2012 Police are hunting a gang of men who were spotted illegally shooting birds in the Lancashire countryside. Three men were spotted on Glasson Marsh, near Morecambe, shooting at birds. Upset witnesses said one gull was shot and thrown up in the air repeatedly and …

Four jailed for badger baiting in North Yorkshire

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/main-section/barbaric_four_jailed_for_badger_baiting_in_north_yorkshire_1_4125759 ‘Barbaric’: Four jailed for badger baiting in North Yorkshire Tuesday 10 January 2012 A JUDGE in North Yorkshire today condemned badger baiting as “barbaric” and “abhorrent” as she jailed four men who laughed as dogs tore the animals to pieces. District Judge Kristina Harrison said she was sending out a clear signal to anybody …

Badger protection group reports big rise in attacks

A BADGER protection group has reported an upturn in attacks on the animals and their setts. Selby Badger Watch (http://selbybadgerwatch.com) received reports of four serious attacks within 30 minutes last Thursday. Ann Farrar-Coates said in one incident, two badgers were spotted at the side of the road between Garrowby Hill and Stamford Bridge. Badger Watch …