Fox 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 25.01.2016 | 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 12.01.2016 | 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 30.12.2015 | 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...

Terrier Terror and the Horror of Underground Hunting

Tom Quinn | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Tom Quinn

The hunts will claim they do not hunt foxes any more, but simply follow a 'trail'. Then why did at least 13 of the individuals investigated over the last year have links to hunts? Why are hunts often accompanied by terriermen and their terriers on quad bikes? Hunts need terriermen to accomplish what they are trying to do - kill foxes.

Shocking Pictures Of Fox Hunting Clash Spark Police Investigation

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK

Police are investigating what happened in a alleged fight between a fox hunting party and hunting saboteurs, after images were posted allegedly showin...

Face It Fox Hunters, You're Just in It for the Fun

Tom Quinn | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK
Tom Quinn

Eight out of 10 people, across town and country, support the ban on hunting. They recognise that chasing wild animals across the countryside before killing them for fun is barbaric and cruel, and has absolutely no place in modern Britain.

Ashcroft's 'Revenge' Against Cameron Continues In Latest Fox Hunting Extracts

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

David Cameron not only took part in a fox hunt, but allegedly intervened in charges brought against one of his friends, Lord Michael Ashcroft claims i...

Fox Infiltrates Tory Heartland For Cheeky Nap, Manages Not To Get Shot

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

A fox napping on the window ledge of a townhouse in London’s posh Notting Hill was “lucky not to be shot”, according to the sister of the city's...

Hunting Defeat? How Cameron's Fox Hunt Got the Brush Off

Tom Quinn | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Quinn

Why Cameron should choose to spend political capital on trying to bring back a bloodsport when there are so many challenges at home and abroad is more puzzling. Why seek to appease the small (but admittedly vocal) minority who want to chase wild mammals across the countryside for pleasure?

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 ...