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Wildlife Crime

September 26, 2020 4:38 PM

Wildlife crime includes activities such as killing or capturing or destroying the habitat of any protected species, egg theft, taking protected plants, trade in endangered species, hare coursing, poaching, the persecution of badgers, birds, and bats, and the poisoning and shooting of birds.
Hare Coursing
Unfortunately, at this time of year hare coursing on fields of stubble is not uncommon and there have already been reports of "fox cubbing" in the local area. The landowner ."giving permission" does not make the activity legal.
Suspected wildlife crime should be reported to the local police using 101 or if you witness wildlife crime by dialing 999. Further information can be found at
https://www.westmercia.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/wc/wildlife-crime/