THE RSPCA is appealing for information after four dead badgers were found in a field near Crymych.

A member of the public alerted the RSPCA to the incident. There were no visible wounds on the bodies. The badgers were taken to a vet who is conducting a post mortem into the cause of their deaths.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Black said: "These badgers died in suspicious circumstances, and we the need the public to help us pursue this matter."

She suggested that farmers may have decided to kill the badgers following the Welsh Assembly Government's decision to cull badgers as part of the campaign to eradicate TB in cattle.

"We would like to remind everyone that the Minister for Rural Affairs has said that this cull will be licensed and monitored by WAG and that any other form of badger killing will be illegal," she added.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact the RSPCA in confidence on 0300 1234 999.