Gardaí appeal for information over suspected 'badger baiting' in Limerick

Gardaí Appeal For Information Over Suspected 'Badger Baiting' In Limerick
The appeal came after gardaí were alerted to an incident at a rural location near Croagh village. Photo: PA Images
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Gardaí have made an appeal for information following suspected 'badger baiting' activity at a rural location in Co Limerick.

On Wednesday, Gardaí and the National Parks and Wildlife Service were alerted to an incident near Croagh village.


Officers arrived at the scene and discovered two large holes, which they believe were intentionally dug for the practice of badger baiting.

A statement from gardaí described the practice as "when badgers, which are a protected species in Ireland, are dug out of their sets and captured by people to be used to fight with dogs".

The statement added that it is a serious offence under the Wildlife Act 1976.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to come forward, particularly those who were in the Croagh/Adare/Rathkeale area between 1pm and 4pm on Wednesday.

Those with information are asked to contact Newcastle West Garda station on 069-206 50, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666 111 or any Garda station.

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