Dogs seized in police raids on badger baiters

Ulster officers took action against blood sports enthusiasts following a Sunday Times investigation John Mooney An international network of badger baiters has been exposed following an under-cover investigation by The Sunday Times. The inquiry, run in conjunction with the Ulster Society (for the) Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA), prompted a series of police raids …

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Nine face dog fight charges

Six people appeared before a Lincoln court charged in connection with a nationwide RSPCA investigation into dog fighting. Seven men and two women were charged after the RSPCA raided the homes of alleged dog fighting enthusiasts in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Birmingham and Teeside. The arrests followed alleged dog fights in the villages of Kexby near Lincoln …

Huntsman in court

A HUNTSMAN for the Duke of Northumberland has been charged with illegal hunting. Robert McCarthy, 34, of the Kennels, Cannongate, Alnwick, is alleged to have breached the Hunting Act of 2004 in an incident on Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at Bradford Kaims, near Belford. He is due to appear at South East Northumberland Magistrates Court …