Drag hunt dogs found neglected

A NEW drag hunting group is reviewing its plans to start its first full season in the autumn after some of its dogs were found to have been neglected. Alasdair Hilleary, committee chairman of the Highland Drag Hunt, yesterday apologised after animal welfare inspectors were called in to investigate when four hounds were discovered in …

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Northern Ireland bans hare coursing, and fox hunting could be next

The Assembly has voted to ban hare coursing in Northern Ireland. A motion to outlaw the use of greyhounds to chase and kill Irish hares was passed by 23 to 18 this week and has been incorporated into the Wildlife and Natural Environment (NI) Bill. It is expected to come into force after the summer. …

Court details for badger cull appeal hearing – 30th June 2010

Dear Friends, I am now able to confirm that the Appeal will be held at Cardiff Civil Justice Centre, 2 Park Street, Cardiff, South Wales, CF10 1ET.  We shall be in Court 15 which holds approximately 60 people.  The Court is approximately two minutes from Cardiff Central Station.  We are advised that parking facilities in …

Owner of ‘demon dogs’ told he could be jailed

A TATTOOIST could be facing a prison sentence after being convicted of keeping an illegal pit bull for dog fighting. After deliberating for more than five hours, magistrates in Cwmbran convicted David Braddon, 47, of Glyn Llwysen, Llanbradach, of three offences. The father-of-five was found guilty of keeping or training a dog for use in …