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Government Blind to Animal Cruelty of Snares

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

Therese Coffey said during the debate that Britain has the highest animal welfare standards in the world. When it comes to snares, that's utter nonsense - we're practically alone in Europe when it comes to allowing their use. I believe that it's time for the Government to back up those words with action. It's time for a ban on snares.

Fox Sports Reporter Sacked After Uttering 'I'm Not Trying To Be Racist But...'

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK

A Fox Sports Florida sideline reporter has allegedly been sacked after she made a series of racist and derogatory remarks on a Facebook live video. Em...

Snapchat Evolves From its Initial Vanishing Point to Major Brand Platform

Monty Munford | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

Snapchat users are heavy creators​ and lenses helps them add levity to their messages and stories. One early SnapChat adopter Taco Bell recently used it to interact with its SnapChat audience. The company sponsored a Lens that meant users could turn their heads into giant tacos.

Snares Don't Care - Do You?

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

The sheer terror of choking to death is something we can all imagine, but hopefully none of us will ever experience. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for many of the 1.7m wild and domestic animals that fall victim to a silent killer in the countryside each year.

Fox Hunts - Someone's Going to Get Killed

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 25.03.2016 | 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.

Time to Get Shot of 'Game Bird' Shooting

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

When people think of shooting, for some it conjures up nostalgic images of strolling through the countryside, taking in the views, and a delicious roast at the end of the day. The reality of course is somewhat different. In Britain, the bird-shooting industry is little more than canned hunting. And it is arguably one of the biggest animal welfare issues in the country today.

Happy Anniversary, Hunting Act!

Tom Quinn | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Quinn

Unfortunately, the people who want rid of the Hunting Act have friends in high places, and even this weekend we heard confirmation from a Conservative spokesperson that the Government pledge to repeal the Act remains on the table.

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.

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.

The Walking Dead is Great, But a Big Problem Still Lies in It's Future

Alan Grant | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alan Grant

The point is that the makers of The Walking Dead have to, eventually, do something very difficult - solve the zombie apocalypse without cliché, anti-climax or flippancy. But hey, relax, it's not like it's.... oh, right.

Cecil the Lion and Compassionate Conservation - Hear us Roar

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK
Dr Toni Shephard

As the largest carnivore left in Britain, foxes play an essential role in regulating ecosystems and controlling rodent populations in urban environments. As the wave of tolerance and coexistence sweeps the globe, we will work to ensure foxes get the respect they deserve and look forward to a day when the cruel and needless killing of a fox sparks as much public outrage as the killing of Cecil.

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

Claire Lynch | Posted 13.07.2016 | 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.

It's Not Just the Foxes That Are Sly

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

I shudder to think what will happen if these amendments pass on Wednesday. Our Government will have been the one to technically legislate for a return to cruelty. We cannot let them. It is wrong. At its very best, this is misrepresentation of the electorate, dirty play and a backward step for our progressive nation.

American Black Film Festival: A Conversation with Taraji P Henson

Alice Charles | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

This year's American Black Film Festival was as much about contemporary classics as it was about glam galas. By far the hottest ticket of the event wa...

Foxes in the Barn - There's Nothing Natural About This 'Wildlife Management'

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK
Dr Toni Shephard

The League Against Cruel Sports' discovery of 16 fox cubs held captive in a dark barn, just 200m from a fox hunt's dog kennels, will be shocking to many - but those who have campaigned against hunting for decades will hardly be surprised. Saddened and upset, yes, but not surprised.

Are We Ready to Let the Wild Back In?

Chantal Lyons | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
Chantal Lyons

There's no simple answer to the philosophical and perhaps even moral question of whether in removing risk we also remove meaning from our brief, potential-filled time on this planet. I don't share my habitat with crocodiles or elephants or tigers, or even boar. But I do know that the eye of that reef shark will be etched forever in my mind, and that I can't bear the thought of a world where no creature could ever make me afraid.

Keep Cruelty History - Protect the Hunting Act

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Toni Shephard

Contrary to pro-hunt propaganda, the Hunting Act was not brought in to stop people killing foxes (or deer, hares and other mammals traditionally hunted with packs of dogs); it was brought in to stop these animals being killed in the cruellest of ways.

Man Says Men Should Be Able To Veto Women's Abortions

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Psychiatrist and Fox News regular Dr Keith Ablow is a-blowing up a storm after he made controversial remarks about abortion rights. Speaking of 'Mo...

Votes for Animals - Okay?

Joe Duckworth | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK
Joe Duckworth

There's something exciting about seeing people getting passionate about politics, and enthused about animals. On Thursday, I witnessed both those things in equal measure, and it was great!

Foxycology: Separating Fox Fact and Fiction

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK
Dr Toni Shephard

Foxes divide opinion more deeply than any other native British mammal. Some see them as beautiful, adaptable animals who provide a connection to the fast disappearing natural world. Others - generally those who kill foxes for pleasure or profit - claim they are pests whose numbers need to controlled.

The Next Weird Hipster Pop-Up Is A Fox Café. Really.

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We loved the idea of Soho's owl bar, Shoreditch's cat café and even the pig picnic, but this one might be a bit too far. On 25 May, East London wi...

Why Banning Snares Is a No-Brainer

Joe Duckworth | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Duckworth

This week, we called on MPs from all parties to ban snares outright. Britain is one of only five countries left in the EU where snares are completely legal, and frankly it shames us all. Snares are indiscriminate, inhumane, and unnecessary. Banning them is a no-brainer.

For Fox Sake, Enforce the Hunting Act

Victoria Martindale | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Victoria Martindale

It was a battle hard fought but hunting wild animals with dogs for sport was eventually banned in England and Wales in 2004. This is a fantastic achievement. However, what a lot of people perhaps don't realise is that despite this ban, hunting continues more than ever before. We may have won the battle, but the war is far from over.

Still Here, Still Hunting, 10 Years On

Tim Bonner | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Bonner

This Boxing Day is the tenth since the Hunting Act was passed by Parliament. It came into force six months later. For hunting, and for many people in the countryside, this was the lowest moment, but hunting still thrives despite all the fears and the dire predictions. How is it that an activity that was outlawed after an epic and bitter political campaign has survived?

It's The Scottish Independence Intervention You've All Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK

Shrek has already said he hopes Scotland stays in the UK - now, another great cartoon Scot has intervened to have their say. Groundskeeper Willie, ...