Fox Hunting

Foxhunting Is A Bloody Distraction

Keith Taylor | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

I'm honoured to represent a party that has consistently and unwaveringly defended animals. Compassion for animals is in the Green Party's DNA. We will stand shoulder to shoulder with animal advocates across Britain as we face a challenging future.

Why Fox Hunting Is Political Propaganda And Turning You Into A Hypocrite

Rebecca Mayoll | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK
Rebecca Mayoll

First, I must confess that I'm more than happy to watch Theresa May be shaken to her knees. Yes she has taken the helm of Great Britain at a most unce...

Man Dragged Away From Theresa May Speech In Wrexham For Protesting

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK

A man has been arrested after staging a protest as Theresa May arrived at a campaign event in Wrexham on Monday, according to reports. A BBC reporter ...

On Wasps And Foxes: Rethinking Our Relationship With Animals

Tiffany Francis | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Tiffany Francis

My relationship with animals is changing every day, and I am certainly guilty of googling dog memes and having a nervous breakdown over a flock of baby ducks. But in order to support the millions of other species we share our planet with, perhaps we should stop treating them like orphaned children that need mothering, and more like other species who just need the space and resources to live healthy (albeit cute) lives.

From Fox Hunting To Cancer: Conversations With My Three-Year-Old

Saira Aspinall | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Parents
Saira Aspinall

"Bloody foxes", was the first expletive I ever heard my then two-year-old mutter. As a Londoner and a keen gardener, I can curse the scourge of urban foxes with the best of them. That doesn't mean I want their country cousins hounded - literally - and torn to shreds and it definitely doesn't mean I want my toddler to hear about it on the radio over her Wednesday morning Weetabix.

Which MPs Support A Fox Hunting Ban - And Who Wants To Repeal It?

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK

This week Theresa May confirmed she would allow a free vote in Parliament to repeal the fox hunting ban after revealing she has “always been in favo...

The Waugh Zone May 9, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday, May 9… 1) THE JEZ-OLUTION FOUNDATION Jeremy Corbyn launches Labour’s general election campaig...

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.