Animal cruelty charges involving deer and hares in Dorset
Date of alert:
Friday, 3 March 2023
A second man has pleaded guilty to killing a deer by hitting it on the head in an extensive investigation into poaching in Dorset.
Yesterday (Wednesday), a 28-year-old man from Sway in Hampshire, entered a guilty plea relating to an animal cruelty offence that involved him and his co-defendant holding down a deer while he struck it over the head with a blunt object.
The co-defendant is a 23-year-old man from Bransgore who has already admitted a total of 13 offences