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 …

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Canary-fighting ring’ discovered in Connecticut

Police said the birds were being kept in cages in the house's garage and each fight would involve a pair being put into a single cage. Around 150 canaries and saffron finches were confiscated after officers raided a family home in the town of Shelton on Sunday. Male canaries are notoriously territorial and often fight …

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 …

Hunt supporter fined

Hunt supporter Benjamin James Elliot was ordered to pay £1,065 in fines and costs yesterday after magistrates watched 30 minutes of film footage showing him using his Land Rover to stop a hunt monitor's car travelling freely on a Dorset road. The prosecution told magistrates at Blandford that Elliot's manner of driving was "designed to …