Accrington man jailed for arranging dog fights

AN ACCRINGTON man has today been jailed for six months for arranging dog fights. In June 2007, police and RSPCA officers executed a warrant at two addresses in Blackburn Road, Accrington and Richmond Road, Blackburn. When officers entered the Blackburn Road address, blood was found on the walls. DNA samples were taken and the results …

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Three Men and Youth Admit Illegal Hare Coursing

THREE men and a youth found in a muddy 4x4 vehicle with a number of lurcher dogs have admitted illegal hare coursing. The four hare courses were caught at Lowers Farm, Six Mile Bottom, on August 13, Ely magistrates were told on Thursday. Danny King, 22, of Dartford, Kent; George King, 25, of Bexleyheath, Kent; …

Gamekeeper who clubbed badgers to death spared jail

Damien Pearse The Guardian, Saturday September 20 2008 A teenage gamekeeper who clubbed to death badgers and shot buzzards then recorded the illegal killings in a coded diary has been spared jail. Kyle Burden claimed he killed the animals ahead of the shooting season to protect pheasants and partridges, game for wealthy visitors to a …

Hunt saboteurs disrupt Meltham shooting party

Huddersfield Daily Examiner SHOOTING groups have condemned protests by hunt saboteurs at Meltham. The saboteurs have vowed to hold more protests to stop shooting at Meltham Moor after police were called when the Hunt Saboteurs' Association disrupted a shooting party on the moors above the village. The saboteurs claim they used non-violent direct action tactics …

There’s Nothing Glorious About the Twelfth

By Kit Davidson, Shooting Consultant to Animal Aid Glori’ous a. possessing glory, illustrious, conferring glory, honourable, splendid, magnificent, intensely delightful, ecstatically happy with drink. There is nothing glorious about the Twelfth of August. The only similarity grouse shooting shares with the dictionary definition of this abused adjective is the connection with drink. The hip flasks …