North Wales Police Investigate Tree Nailed Badger Discovery | United Kingdom

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North Wales Police Investigate Tree Nailed Badger Discovery | United Kingdom


The animal was about ten feet tall and was held in place by nails in two of its legs. It is not known if the badger was already dead when the nails were put in place.

A member of the public found the animal dead on the morning of August 18 and alerted police.
The North Wales Police Rural Crime Team is investigating.

An autopsy will be performed on the badger to determine the cause of death.

PC Richard Smith commented: “We cannot yet confirm the cause of death of this animal, but we have submitted the body for an autopsy.

“Incredibly badger persecution is still practiced in North Wales and we will continue to work with partners to tackle heinous incidents like these. ”
Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the police by calling 101, citing reference number Z121155.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

According to the Badger Trust, thousands of British badgers are illegally targeted each year.

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However, animals continue to be targeted in parts of Britain.

The Badger Trust said: ‘Despite their unparalleled protection, thousands of badgers across the UK each year meet a gruesome fate due to both barbaric acts of cruelty and the illegal use of machinery in activities by elsewhere legal such as development and agriculture.

“The most prevalent wildlife crimes involving badgers include: facility interference, related to development, agriculture, land clearing, shooting, badger baiting, poisoning , trapping and gassing. “

The Badger Trust has advised 30 police forces across England and Wales on wildlife crime since 2017.

He is pushing for tougher sentences and recently held a meeting with the Prime Minister’s special advisor on the environment.

He commented: “The current sentence is not a real deterrent, a potential sentence of up to 6 months does not work and for good behavior offenders only serve a few months.

“The penalties for offenses involving cruelty and suffering must be increased. “

Badger attacks are one of the current priorities of the Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime in the United Kingdom (PAW UK).

The government-backed group works with a number of charities and interest groups.

The Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish decentralized administrations all contribute to PAW UK.

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