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Rare pregnant vixen killed in snare

This rare silver coloured and lactating vixen has died in a snare leaving her starving young to die. Not only is this an indication of…

Agonising death for snared badger

A BADGER almost decapitated itself in a desperate bid to escape after being caught illegally in a wire snare. Animal welfare officers say it may…

NASC Snare Report: Reality of Code of Practice

Dr James Kirkwood (Chief Executive/Scientific Director of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare) hang your head in shame! You chaired the Independent Snares Working Group…

Fox suffered horribly in snare

Animal protection officers have launched an investigation after a fox was found snared in Northumberland. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals…

Gamekeeper who killed badger keeps job

A Gamekeeper convicted of deliberately snaring and killing a badger has been fined £1,200 but will not lose his job. Steven Harmson, 47, was found…

Contempt for Viscount Cowdray’s snares ban

NASC SPECIAL INVESTIGATION Animals are still suffering and dying in snares on land owned by Viscount Cowdray, one of Britain’s wealthiest men, despite a ban…

Gamekeepers arrested in police cruelty sting

THREE Scots gamekeepers have been charged over the killing of protected animals using cyanide and illegal traps. The men were caught after a massive police…

Defra’s new snares code of practice condemned

DEFRA’s “Snares Working Group” has come up a code of practice that only shooting interests could welcome. This group, which comprised mainly of shooting interests,…

Teenager rescues badger from illegal snare

A Stricken badger, which was caught by the neck in an illegal trap, has been rescued by a teenager from north-east Scotland. Andrew Leatherbarrow found…

Racecourse Condemns Wire Traps

Chepstow racecourse management has condemned snares on its land after two dogs became trapped in wire nooses. The second incident happened within days of last…