Man arrested in Fife for badger sett disturbance

A 50-year-old man has been arrested and charged under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. The charges against the individual relate to an incident reported to police on Tuesday 10th January 2023 where the accused is alleged to have allowed his dog to enter an active badger sett.

The incident was filmed by League Against Cruel Sports investigators and the footage was passed to Police Scotland.

Commenting on the incident, Director of the League Against Cruel Sports Scotland, Robbie Marsland said: “Putting a terrier underground to commit a wildlife crime often results in horrific cruelty for both the dog and the wild animal. The League is pleased to have been helpful to Police Scotland by filming the activities that led to these charges being made and we hope to see the full weight of the law coming down on this individual”.


Notes to editor

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