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Alfie injured in an illegal trap

VETS had to amputate the leg of a cat believed to have been caught up in an illegal snare. Phil Lord, 31, of Rushmore Drive,…

Snares in Peterborough

Animal snares put children at risk

At least five home-made snares have been spotted in a field owned by Peterborough City Council near Fletton Cemetery in the last two weeks. RSPCA…

Gamekeeper fined for wilfully killing badger

A GAMEKEEPER has been fined after admitting wilfully killing a badger. David Stephen Welford, 43, of Thornthorpe, Malton, was sentenced yesterday at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court…

Greens hold Labour to account on Snaring

The Scottish Greens party has welcomed today’s announcement from the Labour Party that they would eliminate snaring – but pointed out at the same time…

Rescued dog snares award

A RESCUE dog from Toton who lost a leg in a fox snare has won a national award for its harrowing rescue story. Penny, a…

Labour pledge on animal snares

Scottish Labour regards its failed bid to ban animal snares as “unfinished business” and plans to return to the issue if elected in May. Environment…

Daughter Amy with beloved cat Tom

Beloved pet killed in snare on farm

A LEADING animal welfare charity has slammed MSPs who last week rejected a complete ban on the use of snares in Scotland after a family…

First conviction under snares legislation

George Whitehead admitted two charges relating to a section of the Wildlife and Countryside Act to control the use of snares after two badly-set devices…

Fox strangled in snare

Fox strangled to death

A CRIMINAL investigation has been launched following the discovery of illegal snares in a Scottish housing estate. On Thursday, two snares were found along with…

Badger killed by a snare in Cumbria

Police are investigating after a badger was killed by a snare in near Maryport. The animal, which would have suffered a slow and painful death,…