Fox Hunting

This Postponement Is Not a Victory - Why We Must Keep Fighting to #keeptheban

Nicola Waterson | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Politics
Nicola Waterson

No doubt at the onset of the hunting season the vote will once again rear its head. With recent legislation to approve breeding of beagles for animal testing and use of pesticides guaranteed to destroy the declining and invaluable bee population, the Conservative government are showing their intention to regress animal welfare laws and move us, despite our best efforts, backwards as a nation. Don't let this happen. Make your voice heard and #keeptheban.

Fox-Hunting Ban: What Makes Foxes So Special?

George P. Simmonds | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
George P. Simmonds

Earlier this month the Prime Minister saw his plans to relax the ban on fox-hunting scatter to the four winds as if themselves hounded by a pack of fr...

11 Times Ricky Gervais Sniped At Animal Cruelty And Nailed It

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Back in 2014, notorious funny man Ricky Gervais said: "Animals don't have a voice. "But I do. A loud one. I'm a fucking big mouth. My voice is for...

Angus Robertson Called David Cameron Out - And I'm Delighted

Serena Cowdy | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

Basically, the SNP feels it has been dissed for far too long, and it's Not Having It anymore. Robertson has called Cameron out to have a proper punch-up in the car park, and absolutely everyone is piling out to watch.

Blood Sports Breed Violence

Sharon Bull | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

I've always found blood sports despicable and never understood why any civilised human being would wish to take part in such hideous pastimes. In my e...

Government Realises Hardly Anyone Wants To Tear Apart Small Animals

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Comedy

The government has postponed a vote on letting people tear apart small animals for sport. @VictoriaLIVE who cares about vermin foxes. They are only...

If Pro-Hunt Campaigners Think EVEL Will Help Them, They Are Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics

If pro-hunt campaigners think English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) legislation will help them, they are wrong. Just an hour after the Government a...

The Debate on Fox Hunting

Dominic Raab | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Dominic Raab

In reality, the aim of the SI - which many its supporters candidly concede - is to return to hunting foxes with packs of dogs as sport, rather than for pest control purposes. And I can't vote for that.

Fox Hunter Calls Nicola Sturgeon A 'Little Cranky Lady'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics

Nicola Sturgeon torpedoed David Cameron's attempt to water down the Hunting Act because she is a "little cranky lady", according to one fox hunter. ...

The Fox Hunting Ban - My Thoughts and How You Can Help.

Claire Lynch | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Claire Lynch

If you're pro fox hunting, this is not an attack at you; our opinions may differ, but you are fully entitled to have, and hold onto your own. This post isn't about getting you to change your mind; it's just a call to those who may agree with me on the matter, who may want to do something proactive about the potential lift on the current fox hunting ban.

7 Days to Save the Fox

Hilary Jones | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK
Hilary Jones

We went into the weekend just about as prepared as we could be. Our shops had postcards for our worried customers to sign, an anti-hunt window display, our staff all altering their rotas to be present at the Parliament demo on Tuesday...

Foxhunting Vote Postponed After SNP Vow To Vote Against Changes

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett and Ned Simons | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has postponed plans to water down the foxhunting ban after the SNP vowed to vote against the changes. The vote on the changes, which ...

Nicola Sturgeon Confirms SNP Will Scupper Plan To Relax Fox Hunting Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics

Nicola Sturgeon has warned David Cameron that he must respect the mandate of Scottish MPs at Westminster as the SNP vowed to scupper Government plans ...

We Should Throw Sturgeon in Front of a Hunt Horse for Pankhurst Day

Paul Nuttall | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Nuttall

Tuesday is Emmeline Pankhurst Day, and whilst I am not going to throw myself in front of a horse to make my point about British democracy on this occasion, this is a vitally important constitutional matter.

Why We Should Save the Hunting Act

Richard Neil | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Neil

Saving the Hunting Act has nothing to do with class or what political party you side with, it's about protecting these animals and ending the cruelty that they are subdued to. Nobody has the right to mistreat or abuse animals, no matter how wealthy or powerful they and their friends are.

Foxes To Vote On Tory-Hunting Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Comedy

The British Congress Of Foxes is to debate on Wednesday about repealing a law which bans members of their species from hunting members of the Conserva...

17 Foxes That Are Overjoyed About Not Getting Devoured By Dogs

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

On Wednesday, David Cameron is allowing a free vote on the Hunting Act. After a 90-minute debate, the Government will be permitted to make serious cha...

Changes to Hunting Act Aim to 'Make Prosecutions Unimaginable'

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Toni Shephard

The Government's proposal to weaken the Hunting Act by allowing an unlimited number of dogs to pursue foxes, deer and hares for 'pest control', or simply for observation, is nothing more than a devious attempt to repeal the Act by the back door.

Paul McCartney's Fox Hunting Warning Proves The Tories Are Fooling No One

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK

Paul McCartney is warning that the Government will lose the support of the nation if it reintroduces fox hunting. The Beatles singer's comments com...

Ricky Gervais' Brutal Jibe At 'Posh T***s' Who Want To Watch Foxes Being 'Ripped Apart By Dogs'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK

Ricky Gervais has joined a host of prominent voices condemning fox hunting, calling it a practice that allows a "gang of thugs" to rip an animal apart...

May Calls The Countryside Alliance A 'Bunch Of Lying Bastards'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK

Brian May called the Countryside Alliance (including its representative Jim Barrington) “a bunch of lying bastards” on Thursday’s “Newsnight,...

David Cameron's plan to water down the Hunting Ban is as sly as a fox

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett and Paul Waugh | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Politics

The foxhunting ban could be severely watered down as soon as next week as David Cameron plans to allow a free vote on the controversial issue. Usi...

Conservative Majority Is Our Chance to Fix the Hunting Issue - For Good

Tim Bonner | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Bonner

The current situation is not a fudge or a compromise: it is an unjustified and illiberal attack on a rural minority based on nothing other than prejudice. We want to see this issue resolved for good, but that must be on the basis of principle and evidence, not an irrational prohibition.

Has the Threat to the Hunting Act Passed? Not on Your Nellie...

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Toni Shephard

There has been much talk about the threat to the Hunting Act, and expectation that the government's promised 'free vote' on repeal would be mentioned in the Queen's Speech. It wasn't. Does that mean the Hunting Act is safe? No, it doesn't.

If You Want To Hunt Foxes, You'll Have To Wait A Bit Longer

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics

Environment secretary Liz Truss has said she would vote to bring back fox hunting, however she may have to wait a while as a Bill to repeal the ban wa...