Badger cruelty case continues

A CASE at Dumfries Sheriff Court in which a 58-year-old man has been accused of snaring and beating to death six badgers, has been continued for a week to allow further discussions between his solicitors and the procurator fiscal. Anthony Rogers, of Breconside Farm, Moffat, has pleaded not guilty to a total of nine charges …

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Calls to scrap shooting plans

CALLS to scrap plans to bring wildfowl shooting back to the Teifi estuary are being made by many organisations and individuals. A consultation meeting with the British Association of Shooting and Conservation, which wants the right to shoot ducks and geese between Patch and Old Castle Farm, ended with an overwhelming vote to abandon the …

AM calls for crackdown on illegal hunting in North Wales

NORTH Wales must not become a 'soft touch' for illegal hunting says Wrexham's Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths. She has spoken out following the publication of police figures which reveal that in the past three years not one single prosecution has been brought in the region as the result of reports from the public about suspected …

Thousands of eggs are seized in raid as police swoop on collector

Police and bird conservation experts seized more than 5000 eggs in a raid on a home in a Scots village, it was revealed yesterday. Officers from Lothian and Borders Police and Tayside Police, along with representatives from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), took the haul from a house in Torphichen, near …