Halstead: Horror after mutilated badger found

Halstead Gazette: Halstead: Horror after mutilated badger found Halstead: Horror after mutilated badger found

Cruel hunters chopped all fours paws off a badger which had already suffered horrific injuries.

Members of the North East Essex Badger group were called out to the animal which had been spotted near Bradley Hill, Ovington, near Tilbury Juxta Clare last Thursday.

It is thought the badger was initially attacked by dogs before being mutilated by humans.

Pictures of the injured badger, many ofwhich are too graphic to print, show that the animal has been split open from its throat to its stomach.

The badger’s nose and lips were also bloodied and cut.

Renee Hockley-Byam, chairman of the North East Essex Badger Group, said: “It is just so wicked.

“I do believe this was deliberate, it cannot possibly be an accident."

Anyone with information is asked to call Badger Watch on 07751 572 175  or

Essex Police’s wildlife officer Andy Long on 101.

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5:43pm Fri 13 Dec 13

E-Badger says...

CUCKING FUNTS! No point in gaoling. May the scum who did this die painfully and soon.
CUCKING FUNTS! No point in gaoling. May the scum who did this die painfully and soon. E-Badger

12:39pm Sat 14 Dec 13

D Bartlett says...

I'm ashamed to be human if this is what people are doing, this Badger has obviously been attacked by a dog and then some idiot has chopped of his feet to stop him running. Whilst Owen Paterson hasn't directly done this indirectly he has because these idiots only need a small amount of encouragement to act out their evil ways and Owen Paterson has given the green light with his lies about how sick these Badgers are!
Out of the thousands of Badgers that the Welsh team have caught and vaccinated not one has shown any sign of disease, Paterson is just lying about this inorder to have his way to murder healthy innocent Badgers!
This government is sick, very sick if it thinks this is a humane way for Britain to proceed, we are lowering out image to the world thanks to idiots and this Government and I for one am sick of it, sick of the lies.

COME OUT OF YOUR HIDING OWEN OATERSON AND TELL PEOPLE THE TRUTH THAT THIS IS YOUR OWN SADISTIC DREAM NOT THE BRITISH PEOPLES!!! YOU EVIL COWARD!
I'm ashamed to be human if this is what people are doing, this Badger has obviously been attacked by a dog and then some idiot has chopped of his feet to stop him running. Whilst Owen Paterson hasn't directly done this indirectly he has because these idiots only need a small amount of encouragement to act out their evil ways and Owen Paterson has given the green light with his lies about how sick these Badgers are! Out of the thousands of Badgers that the Welsh team have caught and vaccinated not one has shown any sign of disease, Paterson is just lying about this inorder to have his way to murder healthy innocent Badgers! This government is sick, very sick if it thinks this is a humane way for Britain to proceed, we are lowering out image to the world thanks to idiots and this Government and I for one am sick of it, sick of the lies. COME OUT OF YOUR HIDING OWEN OATERSON AND TELL PEOPLE THE TRUTH THAT THIS IS YOUR OWN SADISTIC DREAM NOT THE BRITISH PEOPLES!!! YOU EVIL COWARD! D Bartlett

1:59pm Sat 14 Dec 13

herunzafar says...

this is what the cull of badgers will lead to; knuckledraggers will get in on the act, baiting with dogs, mutilating...using the cull as a smokescreen. this kind of persecution has always gone on, its the reason the badgers were protected in the first place. farmers who have been gassing & baiting them inhumanely and illegally, want those protections lifted so they can carry on without being prosecuted.
this is what the cull of badgers will lead to; knuckledraggers will get in on the act, baiting with dogs, mutilating...using the cull as a smokescreen. this kind of persecution has always gone on, its the reason the badgers were protected in the first place. farmers who have been gassing & baiting them inhumanely and illegally, want those protections lifted so they can carry on without being prosecuted. herunzafar

2:31pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Lucie2013 says...

E-Badger wrote:
CUCKING FUNTS! No point in gaoling. May the scum who did this die painfully and soon.
Agree 100%

There is no need for this barbarity and the b*stards that have done this, even if they are caught, will get a telling off and rapped knuckles and nothing else - the law in this country needs one serious bloody overhaul. Diabolical!
[quote][p][bold]E-Badger[/bold] wrote: CUCKING FUNTS! No point in gaoling. May the scum who did this die painfully and soon.[/p][/quote]Agree 100% There is no need for this barbarity and the b*stards that have done this, even if they are caught, will get a telling off and rapped knuckles and nothing else - the law in this country needs one serious bloody overhaul. Diabolical! Lucie2013

2:46pm Sat 14 Dec 13

NDJMILLER says...

Every MP who voted in favour of the badger cull should be made to look at the uncensored pictures and told "take a good look because this is the result of your vote".
Every MP who voted in favour of the badger cull should be made to look at the uncensored pictures and told "take a good look because this is the result of your vote". NDJMILLER

10:45pm Sat 14 Dec 13

BAZMAN 2 says...

Well done Halstead Gazette . Thank you for publishing this horrific picture so that the public can be aware of what is happening to our wildlife .The government have killed almost 2000 badgers in Somerset and Gloucester ignoring badger protection laws and intentionally or not they have given the green light to these vile cruel badger baiters to get out their spades and clubs to kill and torture our badgers .This poor badgers death was not an isolated incident but part of a crime wave that is sweeping across the country .the sentence for this crime is 5 years or £5000 per badger so lets see it enforced to stamp this crime out
Well done Halstead Gazette . Thank you for publishing this horrific picture so that the public can be aware of what is happening to our wildlife .The government have killed almost 2000 badgers in Somerset and Gloucester ignoring badger protection laws and intentionally or not they have given the green light to these vile cruel badger baiters to get out their spades and clubs to kill and torture our badgers .This poor badgers death was not an isolated incident but part of a crime wave that is sweeping across the country .the sentence for this crime is 5 years or £5000 per badger so lets see it enforced to stamp this crime out BAZMAN 2

7:37am Sun 15 Dec 13

rogerout says...

This now goes much further than just the NFU holding the Government to go ahead with Badger culling. We have recently seen may reports of the killing of birds of prey. Much illegal killing is now going on not only in hunting of foxes, but other wildlife and birds of prey.
The NFU , countryside alliance, large shooting estates and Owen Paterson and Government policy have brought about this activity. It is now severely affecting Wildlife. It is not these groups right to kill, wildlife belongs to us all and our future society.
We are now hearing about the NFU attempts to claw back all or part of the 15% CAP subsidies, which Government had earmarked for the environment. It is time to stop badger killing and this NFU Cull. Invest in the environment. And raise the penalties for anyone found partaking in any illegal Killing.
This now goes much further than just the NFU holding the Government to go ahead with Badger culling. We have recently seen may reports of the killing of birds of prey. Much illegal killing is now going on not only in hunting of foxes, but other wildlife and birds of prey. The NFU , countryside alliance, large shooting estates and Owen Paterson and Government policy have brought about this activity. It is now severely affecting Wildlife. It is not these groups right to kill, wildlife belongs to us all and our future society. We are now hearing about the NFU attempts to claw back all or part of the 15% CAP subsidies, which Government had earmarked for the environment. It is time to stop badger killing and this NFU Cull. Invest in the environment. And raise the penalties for anyone found partaking in any illegal Killing. rogerout

6:18pm Sun 15 Dec 13

lyndylou22 says...

This is horrific, this beautiful creatured suffered at the hands of low life scum, the blame lies with Owen Paterson and his NFU/Countryside Alliance chums. Don't know how these morons sleep at night.
This is horrific, this beautiful creatured suffered at the hands of low life scum, the blame lies with Owen Paterson and his NFU/Countryside Alliance chums. Don't know how these morons sleep at night. lyndylou22

10:10pm Sun 15 Dec 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

This news article should in no way whatsoever be confined exclusively to the Halstead Gazette.

It demonstrates that there is something so utterly rotten to the core within certain sub-cultures of UK society - and this fact should be brought to the attention of every right thinking person across the nation. Sickening beyond words!

I’m astounded to note that is hasn’t so much as even made it over the hill as far as the Braintree & Witham Times!

Newquest claim the ability to reach 13 million people. They should ensure that this story, along with unexpurgated pictures, is published in each and every one of its local newspapers country wide.

People must be made aware of what is happening!
This news article should in no way whatsoever be confined exclusively to the Halstead Gazette. It demonstrates that there is something so utterly rotten to the core within certain sub-cultures of UK society - and this fact should be brought to the attention of every right thinking person across the nation. Sickening beyond words! I’m astounded to note that is hasn’t so much as even made it over the hill as far as the Braintree & Witham Times! Newquest claim the ability to reach 13 million people. They should ensure that this story, along with unexpurgated pictures, is published in each and every one of its local newspapers country wide. People must be made aware of what is happening! OMPITA [Intl]

5:55pm Mon 16 Dec 13

vickysecho says...

What did they think was going to happen when you turn a group of killers loose on animals? They obviously enjoyed mutilating and watching this badger suffer an excrutiating death- God's animals, who deserve the utmost respect - especially those that give their lives for humans. This cull is absurd - they process TB cattle! There is no loss and the cull has been proven to be futile. Vaccinate - NOT cull! Please - speak loudly!
What did they think was going to happen when you turn a group of killers loose on animals? They obviously enjoyed mutilating and watching this badger suffer an excrutiating death- God's animals, who deserve the utmost respect - especially those that give their lives for humans. This cull is absurd - they process TB cattle! There is no loss and the cull has been proven to be futile. Vaccinate - NOT cull! Please - speak loudly! vickysecho

9:53pm Mon 16 Dec 13

D Bartlett says...

If you feel strongly about this totally unnecessary killing of Badgers and want to voice your feelings please come along to the Protest March we have arranged in Owen Paterson's County, great speakers will be there to help tell the truth of this terrible assault on British Wildlife.

It's no good sitting back and allowing this government to run roughshod over what we hold dear, join us for a peaceful protest on the 8th February 2014.
Special guests will attend and maybe even Owen Paterson to explain why when over a Thousand Badgers that the Welsh Team have cage caught for vaccination not one has shown any sign of the disease and in fact were extremely healthy and why he ordered for all Badgers shot in the trail areas to be incinerated so they couldn't be tested. Would this be to hide the fact they did not carry the disease at all but instead were totally healthy! Please join us!
If you feel strongly about this totally unnecessary killing of Badgers and want to voice your feelings please come along to the Protest March we have arranged in Owen Paterson's County, great speakers will be there to help tell the truth of this terrible assault on British Wildlife. It's no good sitting back and allowing this government to run roughshod over what we hold dear, join us for a peaceful protest on the 8th February 2014. Special guests will attend and maybe even Owen Paterson to explain why when over a Thousand Badgers that the Welsh Team have cage caught for vaccination not one has shown any sign of the disease and in fact were extremely healthy and why he ordered for all Badgers shot in the trail areas to be incinerated so they couldn't be tested. Would this be to hide the fact they did not carry the disease at all but instead were totally healthy! Please join us! D Bartlett

2:39pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Yamumabdullah says...

Ssssssllllllip the dogs lol You muppets will be saying pitbulls did this next lmao
Ssssssllllllip the dogs lol You muppets will be saying pitbulls did this next lmao Yamumabdullah

2:55pm Wed 18 Dec 13

D Bartlett says...

Yamumabdullah wrote:
Ssssssllllllip the dogs lol You muppets will be saying pitbulls did this next lmao
It is something far more nasty than a pit bull can be but without a brain and a coward. Would like them to come and see me and I'll chop their nuts off!
[quote][p][bold]Yamumabdullah[/bold] wrote: Ssssssllllllip the dogs lol You muppets will be saying pitbulls did this next lmao[/p][/quote]It is something far more nasty than a pit bull can be but without a brain and a coward. Would like them to come and see me and I'll chop their nuts off! D Bartlett

3:01pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Yamumabdullah says...

D Bartlett wrote:
Yamumabdullah wrote:
Ssssssllllllip the dogs lol You muppets will be saying pitbulls did this next lmao
It is something far more nasty than a pit bull can be but without a brain and a coward. Would like them to come and see me and I'll chop their nuts off!
Werewolves or Tramps... It has to be them then

Making empty threats are we??? you antis are all the same overemotional muppets who make empty threats. I personally hunt not badgers mind and get a constant stream of "friend meet up requests" every single one drops their arse when offered a neutral meet up point so save ya nut cracking stories for Christmas.

Ps keep hunting ;)
[quote][p][bold]D Bartlett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yamumabdullah[/bold] wrote: Ssssssllllllip the dogs lol You muppets will be saying pitbulls did this next lmao[/p][/quote]It is something far more nasty than a pit bull can be but without a brain and a coward. Would like them to come and see me and I'll chop their nuts off![/p][/quote]Werewolves or Tramps... It has to be them then Making empty threats are we??? you antis are all the same overemotional muppets who make empty threats. I personally hunt not badgers mind and get a constant stream of "friend meet up requests" every single one drops their arse when offered a neutral meet up point so save ya nut cracking stories for Christmas. Ps keep hunting ;) Yamumabdullah

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