Hunting

Which Political Beasts Will Get Ripped Apart in Hunting Ban Free Vote Debate?

Maria Chiorando | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Maria Chiorando

One has to wonder, when Cameron decided to dangle the hunting free vote carrot in front of a largely uninterested electorate, did he ever think he'd have to go through with it? The question on many people's lips is, why, given the current social and economic climate, is hunting topping the agenda again?

Banning Hunting Is Bad for Animal Welfare

Tim Bonner | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK
Tim Bonner

The recent article by Joe Duckworth, chief executive of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) on this site will probably sound reasonable to anyone who, like Mr Duckworth, has little or no experience of hunting and wildlife management. But dig deeper into what he espouses and the cracks in his argument quickly become apparent.

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!

Don't Be Caught Grinning at Your Lamb Chops

Tom Burns | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK
Tom Burns

So-called 'extreme hunters' like giraffe killer Rebecca Francis regularly and deservedly receive public shaming, but few of us think twice about grinning at our lamb chops come dinner time.

General Election - Cutting Through the Blurb to Make Your Vote Count for Animals

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

One thing notable about this election, more than ever before, is that it seems that animals and animal welfare are being considered as a real vote winner (or loser, depending on your level of cynicism). So, with that in mind, here's a top-line summary for people that want to make their vote count for animals on 7 May.

No One Has Any Sympathy For The Hunter Trampled To Death By An Elephant

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK

Earlier this week we brought you the story of Ian Gibson who was trampled to death by the very elephant he was tracking to shoot and kill. Despite ...

On Rebecca Francis, Hunting, and Being an Animal Lover

Louise Mead | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Louise Mead

Hunters huh? What must have happened to them in their lives to make them want to kill a beautiful animal then photograph themselves next to him, smiling? This is the question being repeated by animal lovers across the world this week.

Joe Duckworth Be Aware - Your 'Review' of the Hunting Act Is an Unbelievable Farce

Giles Bradshaw | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK
Giles Bradshaw

Do 'animals matter' to LACS? Maybe, but not half as much as their pride and better risk wounding deer than wounding that.

Politicians Be Aware - It's Blindingly Obvious That Animals Matter

Joe Duckworth | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Duckworth

At the League Against Cruel Sports, our key focus means that we know a lot about what goes on in the world of animal 'sport', much of it unsavoury, much of it hidden. Our own election manifesto therefore focuses on five issues that are key to reducing the suffering of animals, and we believe that many voters will share our concerns.

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.

Britain Unites for Wildlife

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

It was a chance to protest, to meet like-minded people and to learn about the issues, but most of all it was a chance to celebrate that if you love and care about wildlife you are in good company here in the UK.

Rather the Cruciatus Curse, Than Fox Hunting

Becky Hopper | Posted 27.02.2015 | 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 27.02.2015 | 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 24.02.2015 | 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 24.02.2015 | 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 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?

'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...