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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,…

Welsh badgers in snare horror

RSPCA inspectors are investigating the deaths of an entire family of badgers killed by snares. Eleven corpses, some with snares still around their necks, were…

Fine for illegally set snares

A Surrey man who fined by West Surrey magistrates in March for setting wire snares in an illegal manner. Alex Seldon pleaded guilty to three…

Poachers left deer to die in agony

POLICE are hunting poachers who left a deer to suffer a slow and agonising death on a Moray farm. The body of the roe buck…

Lanarkshire hunt on for badger-baiters

ANIMAL lovers are appealing for help to track down those who use deadly wires to capture badgers for the illegal activity of badger-baiting. One animal,…

Snarer lets fox survive

ANIMAL lover Serafino Divito let his heart rule his head when he caught the culprit responsible for a three-year reign of terror in his back…

Home-made snare kills badger

This badger was found dead in a field at Atherfield, Isle of Wight, just north of the Military Road with a home made snare around…