Terrierman charged with sett interference

Badger News (Spring 2009) A terrierman and whipper-in for the South Dorset Hunt is to go before Bournemouth magistrates twice in July. In each of two cases Christopher Leadbeater will face charges of interfering with different badger setts in March and November last year. Sue Old of the Dorset Badger Group is to be a …

Crawley & Horsham hunt drops fight against saboteurs

Legal action against hunt saboteurs by the Crawley & Horsham hunt and 80 landowners has been shelved a year after it was launched, with probable costs of £100,000 to hunting and little gained. Funds for the test case were procured from the Countryside Alliance (CA) and Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA), with around £20,000 from …

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 …