IF you are out for a walk in the countryside around Bolton and witness illegal badger baiting then please contact the police immediately.

Over the last couple of weeks many of us have read about a terrible case of badger baiting. Six men and a teenage boy dug out and killed two badgers from a sett on farmland.

Before the badgers were killed, dogs played tug-of-war with one of the badgers. Witnesses called the police and the men and teenager were arrested a short time later.

Please be vigilant. This barbaric and abhorrent behaviour must be stopped.

Will Wright FOUR PAWS www.four-paws.org.uk