THREE men have admitted interfering with a badger sett and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog in the Whitwell area.
Chesterfield magistrates heard how a terrier-type dog got facial injuries after entering a sett on November 20th 2011.
Barry Scott, 23, of Norman Crescent, Sunnyfields, Doncaster; Liam Smith, 21, of Denaby Avenue, Conisbrough; and Daniel Davey, 21, of Manor Court, Denaby, appeared on Wednesday.
They pleaded guilty on the basis that the offences resulted from reckless behaviour rather than deliberate intent.
The trio also denied digging for a badger, attempting to kill, injure or take a badger, attempting to cause an animal fight and unnecessary suffering to three other dogs.
The case was adjourned to 10th October for a trial to be fixed.
They will be sentenced for the admitted offences following the trial.