Snares

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…

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,…

Dog walker blasts snarers

A DOG walker has blasted cruel poachers after his pet was caught in a snare for the second time in three months. And MSP Cathy…

Snares alert after badger found trapped

PEOPLE are being urged to report illegal snares after a badger was found trapped. The badger was discovered caught in an illegally set snare at…

Herby’s snaring horror

THIS cat almost died after getting trapped in a snare that tore through his stomach down to the intestine. Poor Herby was taken to Croft…

Snares warning after fell runners caught

OUTDOOR enthusiasts have warned someone could be seriously injured on the Peak District moors outside Sheffield after two fell runners were caught in animal snares.…

Watch out for snares in rural parts

POLICE are urging the public to look out for snare traps in rural areas. Last Thursday, a snare trap was found in High Legh with…

Badger trapped in snare for over 24 hours

A resident near Chiddingly, East Sussex, called Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) after she had seen the badger the previous day and not thought…

Snared cat is shot twice

A cat trapped in a snare and then shot in the spine and ribs in Kettering has been described as one of the worst cases…