Hunting

Rather the Cruciatus Curse, Than Fox Hunting

Becky Hopper | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

I would gladly stand for hours in the freezing cold at Westminster to protest this ban being revoked and I'm sure I'm not alone. There is absolutely no place in 2015 for such barbaric practice! Those who take part in the events should be down-right ashamed of themselves.

Media Take Note - Boxing Day Hunts: Tradition Is No Excuse for Cruelty

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

It's that time of year again, bellies full, another re-run of Only Fools and Horses on the telly and the annual media scramble around picturesque chocolate box villages up and down the country to report on the 'traditional' Boxing Day hunts, to marvel in the spectre of the noble red coats on their trusty steeds, at the well-groomed packs of hounds and crowds of good country folk celebrating an age old British tradition.

Opposition to Legalising Hunting Remains at All Time High

Michael Stephenson | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK
Michael Stephenson

In defending its actions, the hunt lobby argues that the act is wrong because it ended centuries of tradition. It is very hard to claim that something is a tradition just because it has been around a long time.

My Views on Fox Hunting

Basil Brush | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Basil Brush

So it's 10 years since the hunting ban was voted in. I wasn't aware of it being a whole 10 years. Crikey, that's an entire decade and I don't look a year older. Anyone who thinks I've had a facelift are talking out of their Botox and I do have my own teeth... in a jar by the bed. Ha ha! But people always want to know my views on this matter since I am a talking fox... an urbane fox as opposed to an urban fox - fox royalty you might say.

Still Here, Still Hunting, 10 Years On

Tim Bonner | Posted 25.12.2014 | 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?

'I Shot Two Lions & Can Drink 14 Bottles Of Wine A Day'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK

Heavy weight French actor Gerard Depardieu has claimed he shot dead two lions during a trip to Africa. The 65-year-old made reference to his "hero...

Cheerleader Hunter Has Gory Facebook Hunting Pics Pulled

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

Facebook has taken down gory safari hunting snaps posted by a teenage cheerleader that appalled hundreds of thousands of people. Close to 330,000 p...

Cheerleader Has Great Defence For Shooting Rare African Animals

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Kendall Jones, the cheerleader who shoots rare African animals and posts the pictures to Facebook, has hit back at her critics, insisting killing the ...

Guns, Galas and Geometry - The Night I Partied With the Freemasons

Fez Sayed | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK
Fez Sayed

t's funny...when the term 'Freemason' is thrown around (in my experience anyway), I hear things like 'New World Order' and 'Illuminati' roaring viciously out of people's speculative mouths. I've always been both fascinated and confused as to who they actually are...

'It Will Feed Me & My Family For A Year': Hunter Kills 500lb+ Wild Boar With One Shot (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK

A hunter has killed a wild boar weighing more than 500lbs with a single shot. Jett Webb, of Conetoe, North Carolina killed the eight-foot-long bea...

Man Dies After Gun Fired In Hunting Shop

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

A man in his eighties has died after a gun was fired at a hunting shop. Police were called to John Powell Gun Makers in Reigate, Surrey, following ...

Morrissey Gives Prince William Both Barrels Over Hunting Trip

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris Matthews | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

Controversial chart star Morrissey has branded the Duke of Cambridge a "thickwit" for taking part in a hunting trip the day before launching a campaig...

Is It Time to Look Again at the Hunting Act?

Giles Bradshaw | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Bradshaw

Surely we need an open and honest debate about the evident problems with this law and it needs to be sorted out one way or another. We need a sensible piece of legislation which clearly defines what it prohibits - the Hunting Act does not and which is based on animal welfare considerations not bigotry.

'I've Had Death Threats', Reveals Winner Of Black Rhino Hunt Auction

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

An American man who paid $350,000 (£212,000) to hunt and kill a critically endangered black rhino in Namibia - to apparently help conserve the specie...

Hunt And Kill A Rhino To Save Rhinos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: 'I've Had Death Threats', Reveals Winner Of Black Rhino Hunt Auction A permit to hunt and kill an endangered Black Rhino in Namibia has bee...

VOTE: Keep Hunt Ban, Says Public

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Eight out of 10 people believe foxhunting should remain illegal, an animal welfare charity has claimed on the biggest day in the hunting calendar. ...

'You Can Be A Hunter & A Conservationist At The Same Time': Extreme Huntresses Speak Out

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

Two professional female hunters have spoken of their lust for the blood sport and insist they are conservationists at heart. Former beauty queen O...

Hunt And Kill A Rhino To Save Rhinos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Texas hunting club has announced it is aiming to raise up to a million dollars for endangered black rhinoceroses - by auctioning off a permit to kil...

'Cameron Should Leave Shows Of Baseless, Old-Fashioned Machismo To Putin'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

Animal rights campaigners have responded furiously after David Cameron bemoaned missing out on pursuing his favourite blood sport, deer stalking, beca...

Bad Back Hits Cameron's Hunting Plans

PA | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron could require a painkilling injection after revealing he has been suffering from a "phenomenally bad back". During a family holiday o...

That's Why Mums Shouldn't Go to Iceland (Or Dads, Kids... Indeed Anyone)

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

After a two year voluntary ban, Iceland has resumed commercial whaling - against international opinion and against the mandates of the International Whaling Commission, which Iceland doesn't recognise.

Exactly Who Are The Fascist Bullies?

Paul Vale | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Vale

Had the anti-fascists spent a minute looking at the BNP protest they would have seen 50 tired, haggard middle-aged men barely worthy of a passing car horn let alone a huge counter demonstration. Some of them could barely string a sentence together. I asked one man waving a flag why he was there. "They're killing our soldiers, aren't they..." He could offer no more by way of reasoning.

Killing in the Name of Sport

Chantal Lyons | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK
Chantal Lyons

The people behind these stories all have one thing in common (apart from an enthusiasm for guns) - an arrogant belief that the lives of other animals cannot possibly be worth as much as their own pleasure. The animals whose lives are in question also have something in common - they have all been persecuted to the edge of extinction in the UK.

Destruction & Humanity: Unbreakable Bonds?

Stephanie Allen | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Stephanie Allen

It's the thirteenth year into the Millennium and despite advances in technology, ease of travel and the emergence of more hobbies and fitness classes ...

'Kali' The Orphaned Polar Bear Looking For A New Home (PICTURES)

Elliot Wagland | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

Meet Kali, possibly the world's cutest polar bear. Three-month-old Kali was being cared for by workers at Alaska Zoo after being handed over by bio...