This is an archived press release
Tuesday 9 January 2018
Responding to social media posts by the Hunt Investigations Team, Sarah Fowler, chief executive of the Peak District National Park Authority said:
"The Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) is aware of social media statements made by the Hunt Investigations Team (HIT) which have alleged the disposal of animal carcasses for the purposes of attracting species such as badgers and foxes for illegal hunting. The post makes reference to an area owned by the Peak District National Park Authority.
"As always we will be asking our National Park rangers to remain vigilant during their day-to-day work across land and estates that we own, and highlight any concerns they find.
"We will not tolerate any illegal activity including the persecution of wildlife in the Peak District National Park. As with cases of this type on land under our ownership, we will be contacting the local police Wildlife Crime Unit with the information, and will support any resulting investigation fully."
Anyone with information to report about wildlife crime should contact Derbyshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.