13 July 1999
Keeper jailed for snaring badgers

A GAMEKEEPER has been jailed for three months for using illegal snares to kill badgers.

John Drummond, the former head keeper of Lord Cavendish of Furnesss Holker Hall estate in Cumbria was found guilty of 46 charges.

The RSPCA told the court that the badgers had suffered a great deal from the snares used.

  • The Daily Telegraph 13/07/99 page 12
  • The Herald 13/07/99 page 8