A Tonypandy man has been handed a suspended jail sentence and banned from keeping animals after admitting interference with a badger sett. 

Matthew Howell Jones, 38, of Jones Street, also admitted failing to get urgent veterinary treatment for his dog, with the black terrier struggling with “very worrying” injuries that vets say are consistent with an encounter with a badger, or other wild animal.

His dog had alopecia and skin lesions, caused by sarcoptic mange – with a wound to … Continue reading…

A man has been jailed after photos were found on his phone of his dogs being set on badgers.

Paul Tomlinson (DOB 24/06/1986), of Melford Road, Nottingham, was found guilty after a trial in January of one charge of keeping three dogs for use in connection with an animal fight, under section 8 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, and two charges of willfully killing or attempting to kill a badger, under section 1 of the Protection of Badgers Act … Continue reading…

08.05.14

A swan is in intensive care after being shot twice with a crossbow in Norfolk, just a fortnight after a goose was similarly attacked down the road.

We were called on Sunday (4 May) after the injured bird was spotted on the river Nene in the village of Upwell, near Wisbech. Members of the public in boats on the water at March Riverside saw him trying to swim with a bolt coming from his shoulder

RSPCA Inspector Justin … Continue reading…