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Devon is the worst location in the UK for stag and deer poaching, according to official figures. In response, the police have today begun a specially targeted anti-poaching operation.
Called Project Trespass, it follows a recent discovery of eleven stag heads in a North Devon lay-by. Police believe organised gangs are behind the increase in this particular criminal activity.
Animal protection groups say more needs to be done to stop the cruelty.
Seth Conway reports.
As a clampdown on poaching gets underway in Devon and Cornwall Police, animal protection groups say that more needs to be done to stop this illegal activity taking place.
Paul Tillsley is from the League Against Cruel Sports...
The police have launched an anti-poaching operation called Project Trespass.
It comes as reported cases of deer and stags being taken are increasing.
Animal protection groups say more needs to be done to stop this illegal activity taking place.