Badger baiter jailed after dogs badly hurt

A MAN has been looked up for six months after being found guilty of taking part in the "barbaric sport" of badger baiting. John William Lee was arrested as he walked through a busy town centre while blood dripped from the face of one of his dogs. The 40-year-old was also carrying a rucksack on …

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Hunting hound killed on road

A pack of fox hounds caused traffic chaos as they ran across a busy dual carriageway on Saturday. One dog was hit by a vehicle and killed in the incident, which happened at about 1pm, on the A380 at Ideford Dip, near Newton Abbot, South Devon. The dogs, which form part of the Britannia Beagles …

Gangs with guns hunting in Merseyside parks

EXCLUSIVE by Luke Traynor, Liverpool Echo THE ECHO can today reveal the shocking extent of illegal hunting in Merseyside’s parks. Gun-toting gangs are setting their dogs on defenceless wild animals and watching as they are ripped to shreds. And anyone who challenges their sickening hobby is threatened with violence. One Merseyside councillor was knocked unconscious …

Fox huntsman smashed saboteur’s car window

Huntsman Michael Nicholson, of Coniston Foxhounds, pleaded guilty to criminal damage after attacking a saboteur’s car A HUNTSMAN smashed the window of a hunt saboteur’s car. Michael Gerald Nicholson, who works for Coniston Foxhounds, smashed the window of a Ford Escort with three saboteurs inside. Nicholson, 40, pleaded guilty to criminal damage when he appeared …