‘Sickening’ RSPCA surveillance footage exposes cruelty of badger fight gang

David Thomas and Jordan Houlston were both locked up by magistrates at Llandudno after being found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to a badger by causing it to fight with dogs. Surveillance footage filmed by the RSPCA's Special Operations Unit in February 2017 caught dogs being set on a badger on film. Another video, which …

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Two men jailed for badger-baiting in Wales

Huntsman David Thomas sentenced to 22 weeks and accomplice to 20 in case RSPCA says shows animal cruelty is rife An experienced huntsman has been jailed after being caught badger-baiting on remote farmland in north Wales. RSPCA inspectors and police also found two foxes in a cage next to a pack of dogs on the …

Belvoir Hunt members accused of entering Melton Mowbray Country Park and ‘killing fox’

5 FEB 2018 A group of hunters have been accused of entering a country park and killing a fox. The alleged incident happened in Melton Mowbray Country Park and Leicestershire Police were called just after 1pm on Saturday, February 3. Officers attended the scene due to an "allegation by a member of the public that …

Scotland’s only female master huntsman accused of breaching country’s fox hunting legislation

SCOTLAND'S only female master huntsman has been accused of breaching the country's fox hunting legislation. Claire Bellamy has been charged after concerns were raised about practices at a Lauderdale Hunt in the Borders on October 24. The 42-year-old only took over as master at the Lauderdale Hunt last year after moving to Scotland with her …