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Badger Killed Near Selby in Badger Baiting Incident


6:00am 16th January 2013

** WARNING: This story contains an upsetting image of the badger after the attack. **

A badger has been killed by a dog and thrown in a dyke after a badger baiting incident near Selby.

A dog walker heard the badger's screams as it was attacked by a dog yesterday.

When the woman got there two men ran away, but it was too late for the animal.

The sow was left with chest injuries.

A nearby badger sett had also been dug up down to the chamber, no cubs have been found.

Annette Pyrah from the Selby Wildlife Trust is asking the public to help keep the animals safe.

An image of the badger after the attack is below:




















badger baiting selby 150113 (Selby Wildlife Trust)

(Photo: Selby Wildlife Trust)

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