Fox Hunting

Defra's Response To Hunt bTB Outbreak Will Be Telling

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

Following the outbreak of bTB among the hounds of the Kimblewick Hunt near Oxford, reported in the Huffington Post, we have a real opportunity to test...

430 Convictions In 12 Years - But Could The Fox Hunting Ban Be Repealed?

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK

The Hunting Act banned fox hunting 12 years ago, yet every weekend hundreds of men and women place themselves between huntsmen, hounds and wildlife, f...

Apparently Eight Out Of 10 People In The UK Are Animal Rights Extremists

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

Investigate. Educate. Protect. That's the motto of the League Against Cruel Sports. When it comes to animal welfare and wildlife, we'd like to think t...

If Brexit Means Brexit, Then The Hunting Ban Should Mean A Hunting Ban

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

"If Brexit means Brexit, then the hunting ban should mean a hunting ban". So said legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes at a packed Conservative Part...

Boxing Day Hunting: A Cruel Pastime Overwhelmingly Rejected By Today's Society

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

The message from voters this year is clear: people want animal cruelty crimes prosecuted properly. They want tougher, not weaker, laws to stop animals being persecuted for 'sport'. It is time the hunt lobby admitted defeat, put an end to this Boxing Day charade, and found non-lethal pleasures to pursue.

Has Lord Bonomy Finally Called Time On Illegal Scottish Hunting?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

As someone who manages a team of professional campaigners and lobbyists working to improve animal welfare, it's always nice when we can stop for a mom...

A Green Light For Strengthening The Scottish Fox Hunting Ban

Robbie Marsland | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Robbie Marsland

Scotland was first in the UK to ban foxhunting in 2002, but by 2014 anyone who knew anything about it knew that hunts were "still at it". Police Scotland, fair enough, said there'd been no complaints and no convictions, but if you asked anyone who knew anything you'd either get a knowing wink or a scowl of frustration.

Has Andrea Leadsom Got The Message After Tories Rally Against Hunting?

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Politics
Eduardo Goncalves

Voters in Andrea Leadsom's own constituency -and indeed those in the constituency of Theresa May - are opposed by huge margins to a return to fox-hunting. According to a projection carried out by Ipsos MORI, 81% of voters Andrea Leadsom's constituency back the Hunting Act, with just 18% favouring repeal. In Theresa May's constituency, the figure is 80%.

Tory Support For The Fox Hunting Ban Just Reached An All-Time High

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK

Fox hunting is growing increasingly unpopular among Conservatives - but that isn’t stopping Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom from wanting a deba...

Cub-Hunting - The Hunt Lobby's Dirtiest Secret Exposed

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

Cub hunting is the secretive and illegal practice of training young inexperienced fox hounds to hunt and kill fox cubs. The Hunting Act has been in force for over ten years and yet still hunts continue to train young hounds to hunt and kill foxes. Hunts usually meet early in the morning but sometimes in the evening before the sun sets when the foxes' scent is strongest.

Into the Lion's Den: Defending the Hunting Act at the Game Fair

Robbie Marsland | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK
Robbie Marsland

Joe Hashman and I were politely received by an audience that was clearly against the hunting ban. At the end of day though, about 150,000 people went to the Game Fair and less than a hundred came to the Fox Hunting debate. The debate has moved on and so should we all.

Fox Hunting Is Cruel and Ineffective: Let's Not Legalise It

Jonathan Young | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Young

It seems crazy that in our animal-loving society, cruel 'sports' such as fox hunting have even a slim chance of becoming legal. But from David Cameron's manifesto pledge, to Andrea Leadsom's leadership comments, the chance is very real.

Andrea Leadsom Wants To Bring Back Fox Hunting 'In The Interest Of Animal Welfare'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK

Andrea Leadsom said she would hold a vote to repeal the fox hunting ban if she became Tory leader because the act, which prohibits the hunting of wild...

Investigation Launched After Footage Shows 'Fox Cubs Being Put Into Hounds' Kennels'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK

An independent investigation has been launched into a fox hunting group amid claims fox cubs were used to train hounds how to kill. The probe will l...

Two Men Charged After This Undercover Fox Hunt Footage Is Handed To Police

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

Two men have been charged with wildlife offences after video footage was passed to police appearing to show hounds chasing foxes. The footage, recorde...

A Busted Flush as Scotland Investigates Fox Hunting

Robbie Marsland | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Robbie Marsland

I'm not a gambling man, but I'm betting that Scotland's fox hunting packs are a bit nervous right now. A review of what they have been up to is currently being conducted by the Scottish government. Should the verdict be that the legislation banning hunting is somehow being skirted around, then tougher measures may well be brought in. And I for one believe that this will not only have implications for the hunts in Scotland, but also for those in England.

Fox Hunts - Someone's Going to Get Killed

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

We represent the vast majority of the British public who abhor the killing of animals for 'sport'. People should realise that if they support fox hunting, then they support the violence and gut-wrenching horror described above, and that they are going against the will of the public. And we need police authorities, in some cases, to start taking all this more seriously.

Brutal Attack on Fox Hunt Investigators

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

On Saturday afternoon, two members of League Against Cruel Sports' staff were brutally assaulted and robbed in an unprovoked attack while monitoring the Belvoir Hunt in Leicestershire.

Why Do We Care About Hunting After 11 Years of the Ban?

Tim Bonner | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Politics
Tim Bonner

Today (18 February) marks 11 years since the Hunting Act 2005 came into force. You'd have thought it would be old news by now. However ask your local MP what issue appears more often than any other in their inbox and there is a fair bet that he or she will say, not the NHS nor Syria nor the EU, but hunting.

A Vote To Scrap The Hunting Ban Could Be About To Return

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK Politics

The Government will give MPs the chance to vote to scrap the ban on hunting, a minister has confirmed, after an attempt last year failed. Cabinet O...

A Happy and Interesting New Year for Animals

Dr Mark Kennedy | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK
Dr Mark Kennedy

Okay, it's a bit belated, but it is still the first month of 2016 and with the changing of the year it is time to reflect on 2015 and to look ahead. ...

Reflecting on Significant Events for Animals, and What 2016 Holds...

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

It's a New Year, and it's always at this time that people like me get all pensive - thinking about the year just gone and the year ahead. Although many will be thinking of a host of resolutions and changes, new jobs, new diet and the like, for me and many like me my thoughts always relate to animals...

Distressing Images Of Dead Fox Posted On Facebook After Annual Hunt

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK

Disturbing images of a dead fox killed during the annual Fitzwilliam New Year's Day Hunt have been shared on Facebook. Cambridgeshire Police are in...

The Disappearing Fox - A New Year's Hunting Mystery?

Tom Quinn | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK
Tom Quinn

On the morning of the hunt, the man reappeared. He was carrying an empty sack, and a pole with a net attached. Clearly he had come to collect the fox. But the fox wasn't there. Puzzled, he looked around for a while before leaving. It must have been very confusing for him... A little later, the hunt met, just down the road.

Twitter Slams Fox Hunting As Parliament Says It Has 'Better Things To Be Concerned With'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.12.2015 | UK

Fox hunting groups are currently gathering for the annual Boxing Day meet, amid growing parliamentary opposition from Conservative MPs to repeal the b...