Crime gangs selling badgers

The Independent online today (2 May) has a story that claims crime gangs are selling badgers for up to £700 each for use in high-stakes gambling on baiting - some being used repeatedly. Obviously, it's not just the badgers that are suffering here; it's the dogs, too. 

Some fear the badger cull is providing an excuse, and cover, for these criminals to carry out their cruel activities.

Police are asking the public to 'keep an eye out' for suspected wildlife crime.

You can read the full story here.