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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…

Guilty gamekeeper has 44 charges dropped

WILDLIFE campaigners have expressed outrage after prosecutors dropped 44 charges against a gamekeeper accused of storing poisons capable of killing thousands of people in an…

Gwent Badger Group rescues snared badger

Incident Report – Submitted By Mike Edwards of the Gwent Badger Group 21st March 2005 – Badger trapped in snare I received a telephone call…

Cruel fate of snared badger

Police are hunting badger killers who snared an animal and left it to die an agonising death. The badger, which was being radio tracked for…

EDM 75 – Snares

Tabled by David Drew MP EARLY DAY MOTION 75 That this house notes with concern that badgers, domestic pets, livestock and other animals continue to…

Snare trappers target second cat

A charity says the illegal use of animal traps on Teesside must be stopped after a second pet was snared in a garden. On Monday,…

Snare trappers target cat

An animal charity says someone may be deliberately setting snares to trap cats on Teesside. Graham Reeves, who lives in the Crayke Road area of…

Cornwall otter dies in snare

The otter pictured below, was recently snared at Looe, Cornwall. Photos courtesy of Water for Wildlife Cornwall Wildlife Trust. We can see how otters can…