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Protected wildlife allegedly harmed on private Peak District estate

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Police have launched an investigation today after an animal rights group filmed badgers and other animals allegedly being caught in snares and shot at on the Moscar estate near Bamford, Derbyshire.

Sarah Fowler, chief executive of the Peak District National Park, said: “People are understandably distressed by these images, taken on a private estate.

“Conserving and enhancing the natural beauty and wildlife of the National Park is something we work hard to achieve with our partners.

“We will support the police in their investigation. We will also continue to support moorland owners in achieving good practice in managing the moors of the Peak District National Park.”

If anyone has information that could help with the investigation, they should contact Derbyshire Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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