The dogs ( Albert is somewhere in there ) after their early morning walk lie in
Last night a large badger sow trotted off with the body of a black Orpington which I had left out at the bottom of the field. The Orpington had collapsed rather theatrically after strenuously laying an egg yesterday morning and even though I generally have a love/ hate relationship with the Badgers, I always recycle deaths from the Ukrainian village in this pragmatic way.
Strangely enough, I noted this clip of news on the BBC website yesterday
"Two men who attempted to injure and kill badgers from a sett in Flintshire have avoided a prison sentence.Leighton Shiers, 19, and William Chrystal, 24, of Liverpool, pleaded guilty earlier this month.They were arrested after being discovered by police at a field in Trelawnyd, near Holywell, last April.Shiers and Chrystal were ordered to complete 160 hours of unpaid work and pay £300 costs each at Flintshire Magistrates' court on Tuesday.The defendants were arrested and terrier dogs were seized along with a Land Rover, shovels and a a GPS locator collar, which is worn by dogs sent underground to find badgers.Three other people at the scene ran off and have not been traced.The pair's mobile phones were seized and showed images of terriers at a badger dig with injuries to the face and others appearing to attack a badger."
Photos taken from the convicted men's phone
Not only can I not understand the pleasure a person gets digging a wild animal out of its den in order to kill it, but why on earth would anyone decent put their own pet terriers in harms way putting them up against a creature that could snap a foreleg in one bite?
These men are scum