GRAPHIC: Horrific footage shows badger hunted and torn apart by dogs as hunters laugh before its stabbed to death

Posted by The King Slayer 2 years ago in Animals
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WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The man was sentenced to a total of 22 weeks in prison, and was banned from owning dogs for life

A man accused of "medieval barbarity" filmed a group of dogs attacking a badger as hunters laugh at the brutal scene.

Liam Moran allowed four dogs to savage the protected animal for more than two minutes before it was stabbed to death, and part of the distressing incident was caught on camera.

RSPCA officers uncovered the clip when they seized Moran's phone during a raid on his house in Neath, Wales last year, Wales Online reports.

Jon Tarrant, prosecuting at Swansea Magistrates' Court, said inspectors found three dogs in the garden with scars and scabs.

One of the animals - a terrier called Josh - was also missing an eye and had a “severe” jaw injury which had healed.

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