Badger baiting needs strong PSNI unit, says USPCA
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 7 March 2023
An enhanced police wildlife crime unit is needed to tackle badger baiting and the organised crime groups behind it, a report by an animal charity has found.
The USPCA said the seizure of devices should be a priority when investigating the offence.
It has also called for a ban on hunting wild animals with dogs, as Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK not to have such legislation.
Badgers are a protected species and badger baiting is an illegal activity.