Owner of ‘demon dogs’ told he could be jailed

A TATTOOIST could be facing a prison sentence after being convicted of keeping an illegal pit bull for dog fighting. After deliberating for more than five hours, magistrates in Cwmbran convicted David Braddon, 47, of Glyn Llwysen, Llanbradach, of three offences. The father-of-five was found guilty of keeping or training a dog for use in …

No mercy shown in callous slaughter of animal loved by the public

At 11.30 am on Saturday 6 February 2010, over 130 nationally scarce hares on the Raveningham Estate (Norfolk) were happily basking in the winter sunshine. By 2 pm they had been laid out cold for display on the patio of the Old Granary Studio barn, (more often used for wedding functions and other happy occasions). …

Jail sentence upheld as dog fighter’s appeal fails

A woman who held dog fights in the garage of her Lincolnshire home has been jailed after her appeal against conviction failed, following a major investigation by the RSPCA's special operations unit. Claire Parker will immediately begin her original 18 week prison sentence after she failed in her appeal against conviction of dog fighting charges. …

Trio spared jail over cock-fight ‘experiment’

THREE young men were spared jail after admitting organising a cock fight and causing unnecessary cruelty to animals. The men – two from Darlington and one from Bishop Auckland – were seen pitting two cockerels against each other in a County Durham field. Thomas Mounsey, 18, and 19-year-olds Walter David Welch and James Sheldon Welch, …