Hunting

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. ...

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.

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.

Arctic Christmas Scenes Hide the Truth of the Inuit Struggle

Mark Oaten | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK
Mark Oaten

Every Christmas we're inundated with images of smiling polar bears and Santa and his elves happily putting toys together in his workshop in the Arctic Circle. But these images distract from the truth about the Arctic: it's an incredibly tough environment to actually live in, even more so when unnecessary trade barriers are put up by the uninformed and urbanised elite.

Online Trolls Celebrate 'Karmic' Death Of Huntswoman Killed Falling From Her Horse

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

The death of a leading huntswoman, killed after falling from her horse during a trail hunt, has been met with online jubilation by those who oppose th...

It's Time to Take Action on Lead Ammunition

Alex Cunningham | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Cunningham

As we move deep into autumn, it's clear that the UK hunting and shooting season is upon us again and the many differing views on its merits or otherwise are much expressed...

Cecil the Lion: Anthropocentrism and Animal Welfare

Dr Mark Kennedy | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK
Dr Mark Kennedy

Many thousands of words (at least!) have been written about the killing of the famous lion by the dentist Walter Palmer, yet there is still much to le...

Video Of Nine-Year-Old Gleefully Shooting A Bear Prompts Anger

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK

Footage circulating online of a nine-year-old boy shooting a bear as a birthday treat has prompted disgusted viewers to label the father "sick" and ac...

Cecil The Lion's Killer Speaks Out, Doesn't Rule Out Future Hunts

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK

Walter Palmer, the American dentist accused of killing Cecil the Lion says he intends to return to work this week, as he refuses to rule out attending...

Fair Game?

simon baldwin | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK
simon baldwin

Huberta was a hippo, thought to have been born in 1928 on South Africa's Zululand coast. She made the news because, unlike other hippos, she liked to wander. By her journey's end, she had traveled well over a thousand miles. The media of the day reported her progress - she was a celebrity in her own right. When Huberta was shot dead, it caused an outcry.

What Does This Dead Lion Tell Us About Our Confused Relationship With Other Animals?

Matthew Hynds | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Matthew Hynds

Have you heard enough about Cecil yet? No?! Well, read on! The other day I got into what you might call a very minor spat with The News Hub contribu...

World Elephant Day - Time to Celebrate?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Killing animals for fun has certainly been on the news a lot these last few weeks, with a not very loved American dentist now in hiding over his killi...

What to Do About Animal Cruelty: A Modest Proposal

Tam Varcoe | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tam Varcoe

There's a lot of anti-hunting sentiment out there in the ether right now. I say hunting is fine, but let's just change up the rules a bit. If you want to kill a lion then go ahead - but no weapons, yeah? You've got to use your bare hands. Let's level the playing field - mano a animalo.

Cecil's Legacy: Fatherless Lion Cubs Pictured Cuddling Up Together At Night

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK

Despite fears a new pride leader would kill Cecil the lion's cubs, after the beast was hunted down and killed by American dentist Walter Palmer, it se...

Idaho Huntress Gleefully Poses With Dead Giraffe ‘I Couldn't Be Any Happier!'

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK

The furore over the illegal killing of a beloved Zimbabwean lion called Cecil has done little to quell this huntress's appetite for the controversial ...

Five Ways to Kill Animals and Get Away With It

Adam Stones | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK
Adam Stones

So, next time you want to bag a trophy for the wall with your archery set, remember these five basic rules on how to kill animals and get away with it.

Cecil The Lion Lights Up The Empire State Building

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Empire State Building's Cecil The Lion Projection Called 'Embarrassing' For Neglecting Black Murder Victims A glowing image of Cecil the Li...

On Killing Cecil, Violent Thoughts, and 'Real Men'

Louise Mead | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Louise Mead

If we truly want an end to violence in the world, then we need to initiate that end in ourselves first. In order to achieve this, we must recognise that thoughts and words come before action. And so, we must begin by tackling the violence in our own thoughts, words, and behaviours if we wish to see an end to it in the behaviour of others.

Animals Watch Out, There's a Human About

Nick Abbot | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Nick Abbot

Instead of running wild over hills and dales, they get walked twice a day, if they are lucky, and get to pee on a tree in the midst of a concrete wasteland. If we were honest with ourselves, we would call this selfish. We would acknowledge that the dogs are not as happy as they could be, but we think they are cute and they amuse us, so we imprison them.

Cecil - The Lion Martyr?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Let's hope this global outrage makes Cecil an unwitting martyr for the cause, now so many people recognise that this just isn't acceptable.

The Hunter Who Killed Cecil The Lion May Finally Face Justice In Zimbabwe

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed Cecil the Lion, could be deported to Zimbabwe to face trial after the country's wildlife minister annou...

UK Minister's Explosive Reaction To Cecil The Lion Killing

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has promised that Britain will play a "leading role" in tackling international wildlife crime after the killing of Cecil the Lion as a U...

Why Cecil the Lion's Death Is a Bitter Blow for Our Kids

Kim Chambers | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Kim Chambers

Children always offer great perspective when we take the time to listen. The controversial killing of Cecil the Lion saddened my six-year-old daughter but what most confounded her was why an educated adult would actually choose to rid the world of lions.

People Are Lot More Upset About A Dead Lion Than A Dead Migrant

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Social media is laying bare the disparity between the public reactions to a dead lion and a dead migrant. Zimbabwe's famous big cat Cecil was shot ...

'Despicable'! Top MP Wants Inquiry After Cecil The Lion Killing

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Politics

A Commons inquiry into international wildlife crime is being considered following the "despicable" killing of Africa's most famous lion, an MP has sai...