News about Badgers in the UK
Home Blog Animals Pictures Help Seeing Badger Groups Education News Search Shop
Badgerland External 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
Finding Badgers?
See our Finding Evidence of Badgers booklet
External News

We have provided links to stories from external news organisations so you can follow the media interest in badgers, and see who writes on the subject. We do not endorse external authors.

Inquiry as badger sett disturbed

31 January2008 - BBC News

Police have warned there are serious penalties for disturbing a badger sett after an incident in Nottinghamshire. They were called to a field near Southwell and found two dogs with serious injuries from fighting badgers. The terriers were fitted with tracking devices which allow them to be followed when underground. Two men dressed in camouflage fled the scene.

Police said anyone disturbing a badger or sett could face a 5,000 fine and a six-month prison sentence. Cruelty to dogs carries a penalty of a year in prison and/or a fine of up to 20,000.

The RSPCA took the dogs into its care. RSPCA Inspector for Newark, Ian Callingham, said: "This incident was horrendous. It will have caused great distress to the badger and to the dogs, which sustained serious wounds from the badger attempting to fight back. What makes it worse is that we will never know if the badger received injuries and between February and May cubs are born, which could also be injured or killed. It is despicable and I am appealing for anybody who knows who is badger baiting to report them to the police immediately."

For more information, please click the following link:


Additional Features::
First Edition
Dust Jacket
Any Binding
Hard Cover
Soft Cover