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Covert Investigations

Our wildlife crime investigations focus particularly on the illegal persecution of wildlife using dogs. Wild mammals are caused unimaginable pain and terror and we are equally concerned for the dogs used repeatedly, which suffer horrific injuries because their owners take pleasure in watching animals fight for their lives.

Be their voice.

Do you suspect someone is involved in wildlife crime using dogs?

If so, please contact our Investigations Team, in confidence:

If you witness a wildlife crime taking place please report it to the police by dialling 999 or, if reporting after the event, dial 101. In each case, please obtain a police incident number.

What do we do with your information?

  1. When you contact us about someone you suspect is involved in wildlife crime using dogs, strict confidentiality protocols and our high-security email system ensure your identity is safe, and any perceived risks are managed. Your privacy is paramount.

  2. Our Investigations Team looks into your information to uncover additional evidence and compiles an information pack using a police-friendly format.

  3. The information packs are then sent to relevant enforcement agencies to ensure that the evidence reaches the right people.

  4. Law enforcement agencies use the information to initiate further investigations, gather intelligence, and hopefully take enforcement action, which is the outcome we’re aiming for. When the information relates specifically to badgers, our guide to help police forces prosecute cases of badger crime is invaluable in achieving this goal.

So far, not only have we uncovered cases of badger baiting, snaring, poisoning and sett interference, but also other forms of serious crime, including illegal firearms, possession and sale of drugs, dogfighting and fox hunting. We’ve also exposed the sale of puppies abroad to be trained for badger baiting.

Due to ongoing investigations, we’re unable to expand upon these cases.

None of this potentially life-saving information would have been uncovered had it not been for people coming forward with crucial leads. If you know anything at all, however small, please contact us.

We have the means and expertise to investigate your leads; we just need you to be our eyes and ears.