Charity highlights problem of illegal badger-baiting by criminal gangs
The charity Scottish Badgers said that it identified 134 offences between 2012 and 2015

Charity highlights problem of illegal badger-baiting by criminal gangs

MSPs will be told next week that not enough is being done to combat the illegal practice of badger baiting by criminal gangs in Scotland.

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Gang sentenced for killing badgers after being stopped near York
COWARDS: (from left) Luke Lowther, Tristan Asbury, Nathan Niland and Kaider Tariq

Gang sentenced for killing badgers after being stopped near York

A gang of men who were “laughing and celebrating” as they killed four badgers by setting dogs on them in a “truly barbaric” act have been jailed.

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Blood-spattered “barbaric” hunters jailed after attacking badger
Kyle and Danny Green and Martin Skinner at Chesterfield magistrates' court before they were jailed for injuring a badger and for two counts of causing a dog to suffer.

Blood-spattered “barbaric” hunters jailed after attacking badger

Three “barbaric” blood-spattered animal hunters have been jailed after they attacked a badger in Darley Dale with two dogs.

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Badger baiter convicted after sick images found on his phone
One of the images taken from Middlesbrough man David Nightingale's phone of badger baiting. PICTURE: RSPCA

Badger baiter convicted after sick images found on his phone

David Nightingale, of Eston, Middlesbrough, was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months.

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Badger baiting father and son given 10 year dog ban
Investigators found the three dogs had injuries consistent with the results of badger baiting

Badger baiting father and son given 10 year dog ban

John Frame Murray, 57, and his son John Murray, 34, were also ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work each.

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Badger baiting going on in Ayrshire

Cruel badger baiting rings are still operating in Ayrshire. Badger baiting involves pitting the wild animals against dogs and seeing which one survives.

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Badger sett trio in court

Three men have admitted interfering with a badger sett and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog in the Whitwell area.

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