Hundreds face fines for killing squirrels

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Mexico, Mexique: Un écureuil cherche sa nourriture dans les bois de Chapultepec. AFP PHOTO/Ronaldo Schemidt

Hundreds of people face prosecution for killing pests in their back garden after a landmark legal ruling that saw a man fined more than £1,500 for killing a squirrel.

Raymond Elliot, a window cleaner from Staffordshire, admitted causing “unnecessary suffering” to an animal by drowning a grey squirrel he trapped in his back garden


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