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Old Friday 26th July 2019, 21:52   #26
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I at least was thinking more of gamekeepers, than badger-baiters. They seem more prone to extreme measures to dispose of potentially incriminating evidence - some keepers have been known to take satellite-tagged raptor carcasses out to sea for disposal, to make it look like they "got lost at sea and drowned" (that the location plot showed the bird following an A road to a port before going out to sea rather gave it away though!).
Sounds about right - a gamekeeper that doesnt have a normal amount of brain cells.

A gamekeeper got sacked, local to me, last year for snaring a Badger. He admitted the snare was his but said that he had deactivated it. And his defence was that animal activists had put the badger in the snare to make the gamekeeper look responsible for the Badgers death.

The gamekeeper was found guilty and lost his gun licence, job, house and was fined.

Its always worth checking Badger carcasses when its safe to do so. I know some people who are very through and they use a metal detector to see if the badger may have been shot. The trouble is that if you find that the Badger has been killed unlawfully, you have no way of finding out who killed it
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Old Friday 26th July 2019, 23:47   #27
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The gamekeeper was found guilty and lost his gun licence, job, house and was fined.
The gun license is key: gamekeepers need them AND they are held at the discretion of HMG. Only in wildlife crime by gamekeepers has possession of a criminal record ever not resulted in loss of Firearms License. Job and house follow. The fine should be not only for gamekeeper but a massive one for employer.

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