Gamekeeper fined for Shropshire bird of prey trap

  A part-time gamekeeper has been ordered to pay more than £500 by a court – after admitting setting an illegal trap in Shropshire designed to harm birds of prey.   Wayne Edward Priday, of Leintwardine, was caught after investigating officers from charity the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds visited a pheasant release …

Gamekeeper charged over wild birds

A gamekeeper on a Norfolk country estate has been charged with illegally killing wild birds Allen Lambert, 64, who lives and works on the Stody Estate, has been charged with a string of offences including killing buzzards, a sparrowhawk and a tawny owl. It is understood he had been employed as gamekeeper on the estate …

GREAT NEWS – Gloucestershire badger cull to end as targets missed

The badger cull in Gloucestershire is being called off because not enough animals have been killed to meet targets. The licence has been revoked by Natural England and the cull will end at 12:00 GMT on Saturday, a spokesman said. An eight-week extension to the original six-week trial was due to end on 18 December. …

Gloucestershire badger cull licence extension granted

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-24642465 23 October 2013 Last updated at 17:18 Gloucestershire badger cull licence extension granted Badger Defra said 708 badgers had been killed in the six-week Gloucestershire cull The pilot badger cull in west Gloucestershire will continue for another eight weeks after a licence was granted, Natural England has confirmed. During the six-week period of the …

Badger cull falls short of its target in Gloucestershire

Badger cull falls short of its target in Gloucestershire Company seeks extension as marksmen manage to kill only 30% of population against a target of 70% in alloted six weeks Adam Vaughan theguardian.com, Thursday 17 October 2013 The number of badgers killed in Gloucestershire as part of a cull by farmers and government to curb …

Badger cull campaigners fear a countryside free-for-all

http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Badger-cull-campaigners-fear-countryside-free/story-19938059-detail/story.html Badger cull campaigners fear a countryside free-for-all By The Citizen Wednesday, October 16, 2013 ALLOWING an illegal van driver to transport dead badgers away from the cull zone is the latest example of a "free-for-all" developing in the countryside, anti-cull campaigners claim. A 27-year-old man from Altrincham has been reported for summons to court …

The badger cull in Somerset and Gloucestershire has now started

If you can help stop the cull or would like to donate money to help sabs in the field see the various links below: Manchester Hunt Sabs Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Manchester-Hunt-Sabs/376472612370010 Manchester Hunt Sabs donations for fuel fund for the badger cull - http://www.gofundme.com/Manc-Sabs Three Counties Hunt Sabs (for all the latest news on the …

Multi-millionaire retailer illegally felled trees ‘to build track to his pheasant shoot’

A wealthy businessman accused of turning picturesque woodland into a wasteland to build a track to his pheasant shoot has been ordered to pay out almost £1 million. By Rosa Silverman, Sally Wardle and agencies 01 Aug 2013 Philip Day, who owns the Edinburgh Woollen Mill chain and is said to be as rich as …