Game farm owner found guilty of pole trap offence

RSPB Press release.

Pole traps were outlawed more than 100 years ago.

Image: The RSPB

The owner of Westfield Farm, Cropton, North Yorkshire, has been found guilty of permitting the use of a pole trap on the farm on 11 June 2014, and has been fined £4,000 at […]

Gamekeeper convicted for setting pole trap to catch squirrels, not birds of prey!

A North Yorkshire gamekeeper has pleaded guilty to setting an illegal pole-trap, contrary to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, following evidence obtained by the League Against Cruel Sports and RSPB. Yet again our courts have handed down what can only be described as a paltry sentence sending out entirely the wrong message to other […]

RSPB use remote camera to initiate prosecution against pole trap user.

A part-time game keeper has been convicted of using an illegal trap, designed to harm birds of prey, by his pheasant release pen near Ludlow.

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