Burnley man filmed two dogs fighting a badger
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 15 February 2023
Mobile phone footage revealed an “absolutely horrific” film of a man illegally fighting two dogs with a badger.
The film, which was recorded in Burnley in June 2021, was described by an RSPCA inspector as “very difficult to watch and to listen to.”
Carl Harwood, 27, of Lowerhouse Lane, was given a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.
He was also disqualified from keeping any animals for five years after he was sentenced at Blackburn Magistrates Court last Wednesday (February 8) following a prosecution by the RSPCA.