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 farm, a meeting place for the Dwyryd Hunt, and believe they were going to be released for dogs to attack.
Speaking after the sentencing, Ch Insp Ian Briggs, from the RSPCA’s special operations unit, said: “This was a major and landmark investigation in which the RSPCA caught individuals red-handed in the act of using their dogs to barbarically fight with a badger.”
A second man, Jordan Houlston, 24, was jailed for 20 weeks, and a third man was given a suspended sentence. A youth was handed a referral order.
Source: The Guardian
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