Fox Hunting

Is It Time to Look Again at the Hunting Act?

Giles Bradshaw | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Bradshaw

Surely we need an open and honest debate about the evident problems with this law and it needs to be sorted out one way or another. We need a sensible piece of legislation which clearly defines what it prohibits - the Hunting Act does not and which is based on animal welfare considerations not bigotry.

Shocking Fox Hunt Picture Shows Men Slaughtering An Animal In Front Of Children

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

This disturbing image shows three young children looking on as a fox is dragged from a hole before being brutally killed. Released by anti-fox hunt ca...

Student's Tory Fox Hunting Social Cancelled Following Chloroform 'Threats'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university's Conservative society cancelled its fox hunting social over fears for students' safety, following claims chloroform could be sprayed at ...

Does David Cameron Want To Lift Fox Hunting Ban?

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has "sympathy" with calls for the rules on foxhunting to be loosened, Downing Street has said. MPs and campaigners are pushing the Go...

Drones To Target Illegal Hunting

PA | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK

A leading animal welfare charity is to use surveillance drones to catch people illegally hunting. The League Against Cruel Sports will use cameras ...

Blood Sports or Factory Farming? Which Is the Crueller? A Case for the Vegan Option Continued

Sue Cross | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

Fighting bulls are selected for their aggressive spirit. Like racehorses bred for the track they are highly prized and their welfare is paramount. Beef cattle, on the other hand, are bred and reared purely for meat. Only a very small proportion are kept for breeding - nearly all bull calves are castrated.

No Vote On Fox-Hunting Now - Because We'd Lose, Tories Say

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

There is no imminent prospect of a parliamentary vote on repealing the hunting ban, a Cabinet minister has signalled. Environment Secretary Owen Pa...

MPs: Investigate RSPCA's 'Staggering' Fox Hunting Trial Costs

PA | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

Politicians have called for a watchdog investigation into whether the "staggering" £326,000 spent by the RSPCA on legal action against a fox hunt was...

David Cameron: 'I Have Not Broken Law On Fox Hunting'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has insisted he has never illegally fox hunted, after members of his local hunt were convicted of hunting a wild fox with hounds. On ...

'Humans Are Not the Only Important Species on This Planet' - A Q&A With Queen's Brian May

Hannah Gal | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

As his badger cull e-petition reaches the 100,000 signatures milestone and the BBC report a 'reconsideration' of the proposed cull as a result, Brian May's sense of achievement has reached a particularly gratifying personal high.

Urban Foxes - To Cull or Keep?

Fanny Blake | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Fanny Blake

When an email circular was sent out inviting support for bringing in a man to shoot the foxes on one side of the street, there was outcry. For as many people who supported the idea, there were as many who were vociferously against it.

PICTURES: 'Britain's Largest Fox' Killed

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

A farmer claims to have killed the largest fox ever seen in Britain. Alan Hepworth from Aberdeenshire said he shot the 38lb 10oz fox near his home....

The House Of Lords: Rebels With A Cause

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Huxley | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Politics

House of Lords rebellions have become a regular feature of Parliamentary life in recent months. On Monday's edition of the BBC's Daily Politics pro...

Do You Want To Repeal The Fox Hunting Act?

PA | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Politics

A vote to repeal the Hunting Act should not be a top animal welfare priority for the coalition Government, according to a poll. The Government shou...

Tory MP Accused Of Having A 'Passion For Abusing Loveable Animals'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK Politics

Labour MP Paul Flynn has accused a Conservative MP of having a "passion" for animal abuse. Speaking during a Commons debate on the lobbying indust...

Lifting the Veil on the Countryside's Best Kept Secret

Joe Duckworth | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Politics
Joe Duckworth

Today, right across the country, thousands of supporters of fox hunting will be assembling for the first meet of the season, the seventh since the ban came into force in 2005.

The Law Against Hunting With Dogs is Regularly Broken With Complete Impunity

Giles Bradshaw | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Politics
Giles Bradshaw

There is a very simple way to dissuade the League Against Cruel Sports and the police from prosecuting me for breaking the law. I just tell them if they do so I will start obeying it.

The Statistics That Prove the Hunting Act has Completely Failed

Olivia Seccombe | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Politics
Olivia Seccombe

The beginning of November sees us enter autumn in earnest; the clocks go back, the nights draw in and there is an ever-present chill in the air. This weekend also heralds the beginning of the hunting season, with hunts up and down the country holding their opening meets.

Fox Hunting - the Countryside's Best-Kept Secret

Kate Holmes | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK
Kate Holmes

Tales of foxes killing entire coops of chickens and geese fuel the fire here in the countryside, meanwhile the townies talk of hounds ripping the throats of family pets in their crazed efforts to hunt down the "poor little fox". Whatever the argument, the sport is certainly not relegated to history and seems to actually be thriving and growing amidst all the ideological conflict.