UK Hunting

Sea Shepherd Is Calling It Quits On Japan Whaling Hunt

HuffPost Australia | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK

Sea Shepherd is calling it quits on its 12-year ocean campaign to stop Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean, saying it cannot match Tokyo’s techno...

Critics Slam Grouse Moors For Pocketing Millions In EU Subsidies

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.08.2017 | UK

Grouse moor estates received millions of pounds in subsidies last year, according to analysis which comes amid a debate over the future of farming pay...

What Is The Glorious Twelfth And Why Is It So Controversial?

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK

On Saturday, shooting enthusiasts will take to the country for the first day of the grouse shooting season, also known as the Glorious Twelfth. Here...

Ben Fogle And Jeremy Corbyn Take Aim At Arsenal Owner Over New Hunting Channel

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK

Wildlife presenter Ben Fogle has joined a host of prominent opponents to speak out against Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke’s TV channel dedicated to hunt...

Ian Botham's Interview Was Nothing Compared To When 80s School Kids Rinsed Him Out

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK

Former cricketer Sir Ian Botham courted controversy during a live radio interview on Monday where he discussed his plans to tackle people going hungry...

Vinnie Jones Embroiled In Row Over 'Sick' Photo Of Dead Foxes Despite Denying Posting It To Twitter

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK

Vinnie Jones has come under fire from animal lovers and campaigners after a photo of more than 100 dead foxes was posted to his Twitter account. The ...

Big Game Hunter Crushed By Elephant After It Was Fatally Shot

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK

A South African big game hunter has been killed after an elephant that was charging at him was shot and crushed him as she fell to the ground. The ani...

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...

Theresa May Wants To Bring Back Fox Hunting And Promises A Free Vote For MPs

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed she has “always been in favour” of fox hunting and will push ahead with plans for a free vote in Parliame...

Most Significant Election Ever For Hunting Act

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

As soon as Theresa May stepped out onto Downing Street, and announced that the country would go to the polls on June 8th, it was battle stations not j...

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...

Dozens Of Hunting Hounds Killed After TB Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK

Dozens of fox hounds have been killed following a suspected bovine tuberculosis (bTB) outbreak in Buckinghamshire, leading to calls for hunting to be ...

Trophy Hunters To Bid $5 Million To Kill Nearly 1,000 Animals In 'Pay To Slay' Auction

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK

Hunters are bidding for the chance to kill nearly 1,000 animals in a “play to slay” fundraising auction being held this week by one of the world...

Thousands Urge Sadiq Khan To Stop Potential Cull Of Hundreds Of London Foxes

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK

Thousand of people have urged the prime minister and the mayor of London to stop a potential cull of London’s foxes. A petition to be delivered to T...

Fox Hunting Opposition At All-Time High As Hunts Prepare For Boxing Day Meets

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK

As hunts prepare to gather for Boxing Day meets across the country, new research commissioned by the League Against Cruel Sports reveals that oppositi...

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...

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%.

The Benefits Of Legally Hunting Your Food

Joe Thomas | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Thomas

Many people in modern society have never considered the possibility of hunting for their own food. However, with the negative environmental and welfare implications associated with the agricultural industry and with the current high cost of meat, it is becoming more of a viable option.

‘How Would You Feel If I Killed Your Pet Cat?’ Piers Morgan Turns Tables On Pre-Teen Hunter

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK

Piers Morgan succeeded in turning the tables on a pre-teen trophy hunter by asking her how she would feel if he hunted down her beloved pet cat and ki...

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

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 23.08.2017 | 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.

Dad Defends Himself After Posting Photo Of Daughter Killing And Eating A Stag

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: some may find the content below distressing. A dad has defended his actions after posting a photograph of his daughter eating the raw heart...

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

Robbie Marsland | Posted 10.08.2017 | 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 20.07.2017 | 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.

Cecil the Lion - One Year On, Was His Death in Vain?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Seeing as we invented trophy hunting, the British Government really should take a lead in stopping it. In the wake of the Cecil outcry, the Government has threatened to ban the importation of lion trophies into Britain, but only if there isn't significant improvement in trophy hunting practices. A review has been commissioned, but it is a two-year review. The simple fact is that lions like Cecil can't wait that long. They only have until the next crossbow or bullet from a wealthy trophy hunter penetrates their skin.