Foxes and hounds spread TB as well as badgers, study claims, prompting calls for greater hunting scrutiny

2nd July 2018 Fox-hunting is poised to face greater scrutiny following arguments over the recent badger cull after a new study showed that foxes can also spread tuberculosis in the countryside. And a leading wildlife campaigner called for a moratorium on hunting on the grounds that bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is also spread by packs of …

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10 Cottesmore Hunt hounds killed in crash with car in Rutland

28th June 2018 Ten hounds died after an horrific collision involving the pack of hunting dogs and a car on a country road. The car was being driven along Whissendine Road, Ashwell, near Oakham, where two employees of the Cottesmore Hunt were out on bicycles exercising a group of hounds. In the crash on Monday …

Four North East men charged in cockfighting investigation by police and RSCPA

20th June 2018 Four men have been charged with cockfighting after a rural raid by police and the RSPCA. The men, who come from Durham and Northumberland , were arrested at a countryside location in North Yorkshire in connection with alleged cockfighting. The raid in Hambleton on January 13 was launched as part of an …

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Suspended sentences and community service - that’s the punishment for attempted murder if you’re a hunt supporter Fox hunt supporters given suspended prison sentences for brutal attack on League investigators Posted 14th June, 2018 Two men received suspended prison sentences today at Leicester Crown Court for seriously assaulting two League Against Cruel Sports professional investigators …

3 men deny affray charges at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court

13th June 2018 TWO Ryedale men and a man from East Yorkshire have appeared in court charged with affray. Richard Robertson Tierney, 30, of Cross Lane in Snainton, Robert Howard Robertson Tierney, 56, also of Cross Lane in Snainton, and Roger Marley, 50, of Church Lane in Langtoft, East Yorkshire, all appeared at Scarborough Magistrates’ …

Revealed: Badger cull costs taxpayer £831,0000 – or £1,000 for every animal killed

9th June 2018 New figures show policing the badger cull in one county alone has cost the public purse more than £831,000 in the last year. A Freedom of Information (FOI) Act request from the Wounded Badger Patrol Cheshire was originally rejected by Cheshire Police, after officers said they did not hold the figures. But …

Exposed: The Secret World of Badger Baiters

Wales Investigates explores the secretive world of illegal hunting and uncovers a network of badger baiters and their culture. The bloodsport has been illegal for decades, so why is it still going strong? Wyre Davies investigates. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b3kfhh This programme will be available to watch online shortly after broadcast on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 Or watch …

Father and son kept injured wild goshawk in ‘misery’ at their home

18th May 2018 A Pontardawe father and son have been sentenced after illegally keeping a wild goshawk and failing to ensure urgent veterinary treatment for the bird’s severely broken wing. Paul Baker, 67, and Jess Baker, 39, pleaded guilty to a number of offences at Swansea Magistrates’ Court last week, including an admission that their …