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Horror of cat trapped in snare

A SNARE was pulled so tightly on a trapped cat that the back end of its body was reduced to two inches in diameter. Firefighters…

Vixen recovers following trap ordeal

A vixen was badly injured after being snared in a trap which could have been laid to catch animals for illegal blood sports, in a…

Strangled otter

THE Isle of Skye, home of my forebears, must be the nearest place to paradise on earth in the month of May. Of all the…

Police suspect badger baiting gang

WILDLIFE police in St Albans have urged the public to come forward with information after two badgers were found brutally killed in London Colney. One,…

Savage snare kills badger

A savage and illegal snare claimed the life of a badger which was almost cut in half by the wire as it struggled to free…

Law change call after badger killed in snare

ANIMAL protection groups are calling for new restrictions on trapping, after the discovery of a badger strangled by a snare. The badger was discovered on…

Essex pet killer fined

A man has been fined for putting fox snares behind his house which strangled a neighbour’s pet cat. Christopher Deekoff, 47, of Lane End Cottages,…

Yeovil cat killer sentenced

A ‘neighbour from hell’ who set a snare which killed his neighbour’s cat was sentenced at Yeovil magistrates court. Edward Masters, 50, of Camborne Street,…

Illegal snare fine triggers fury at the SSPCA

ANIMAL welfare groups reacted with fury yesterday after a gamekeeper was fined £150 for using illegal snares. William Stirratt, 39, set up the outlawed equipment…

Mass-Killing of Badgers

A MAJOR police and RSPCA investigation has been launched following the biggest mass killing of badgers ever recorded in the country on land near Cark-in-Cartmel,…