Fife farmer’s £2000 fine for damaging badger sett
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 12 October 2022
A Fife farmer has been fined £2000 after deliberately damaging a badger sett.
Peter Brown was sentenced at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court after being found guilty of two breaches of the Protection of Badgers Act in Leslie.
The 32-year old was handed the four-figure fine.
The court was told that, on April 4, 2021 Brown had levelled part of a sett on the perimeter of a field at Ingrie Farm with an excavator.