A 23-year-old man who admitted three charges of causing unnecessary cruelty to three of his five dogs, has been jailed for three months and ordered to pay kenneling costs of £14,000. Michael Stephen Conwell, from Slievebuoy Park in Claudy, also received a lifetime ban against keeping pet dogs, the Magistrates court in Derry heard yesterday. […]
The illegal persecution of Badgers is a UK wildlife crime priority, due to the sheer volume of crime against badgers. The Badger Trust as part of the UK Strategic response to badger crime across the UK is supporting and leading a proactive Twitter week to highlight the continued plight of the badger against illegal persecution […]
Three men have been jailed after admitting a charge of badger baiting – despite no badger carcass being found. Brothers Kyle and Daniel Green, along with their accomplice Martin Skinner, were stopped by police in a 4×4 while driving through Darley Dale. In the rear of the vehicle were two badly injured dogs, which needed […]
A man who killed two badgers in a “barbaric” attack using two dogs has been sent to prison. Paul Tomlinson, 29, from Nottingham, filmed the attacks and discussed it on social media, in June 2014. Tomlinson, of Melford Road, was jailed for 20 weeks and banned from keeping dogs for three years, at Nottingham Magistrates’ […]
A 24-YEAR-OLD unemployed father has been convicted of badger baiting after RSPCA officers found pictures on his mobile phone. Other photographs of dead deer and a badly injured dog were found on the phone of David Nightingale, of Oakley Walk, Eston, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool Magistrates Court heard. The photographs were discovered when RSPCA inspectors were tipped […]
A gamekeeper has been convicted of snaring offences which left a badger caught on an electric fence by its head. George Allan, from Skene in Aberdeenshire, was fined £600 when he appeared for sentencing at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Tuesday 2nd November 2015. The 61-year-old previously pled guilty to setting a snare, failing to inspect […]
North Wales Police are spearheading a national campaign to clamp down on badger baiting. The campaign, called Operation Badger, is launched this week to target criminals and raise awareness. The Force says the cruel act of illegal badger digging, still occurs every week throughout the UK. Sergeant Rob Taylor, who heads the North Wales Police […]
A farm worker has been convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to his dog and interfering with a badger sett after police found images on his mobile phone. Carwyn Jenkins’ dog had half its nose missing and injuries to its jaw, Aberystwyth Justice Centre was told. Jenkins, 23, from Llanfarian, Ceredigion, admitted interfering with a sett […]
A group of men have appeared in court charged with training dogs to fight and kill wild animals including foxes, badgers and deer. The defendants faced numerous cruelty charges – many relating to fights with their dogs that had caused unnecessary suffering to several protected species. The five men spoke only to confirm their names […]
A man who used dogs to illegally bait badgers and foxes has been jailed for 160 days after a court heard how the animals suffered horrific injuries. Three Patterdale terriers owned by Steve Alston, 49, had their noses and jaws ripped apart after being sent down badger setts and filmed as they fought with the […]
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