Hunting

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...

Jimmy Kimmel's Cecil The Lion Monologue Has Already Raised $150k For Wildlife Preservation

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Comedy

The world has been rocked this week by the news that Zimbabwe's beloved celebrity lion Cecil had been hunted and killed by US dentist Walter Palmer. P...

Are These The Last Known Photos Of Cecil The Lion?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Earlier this month, Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe's famous big cat, was hunted down and killed by American dentist Walter Palmer, sparking outrage across t...

Peta Calls For Lion Killer To Be 'Extradited, Charged, And Preferably Hanged'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Animal rights organisation PETA said it wants to see Walter Palmer, the American dentist who hunted and shot dead Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, "extr...

The Review Page Of Dentist 'Outed As Cecil The Lion's Killer' Has Been Hijacked

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

Walt Palmer is the American and "elite hunter" who has been accused of killing Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, after the beast was found decapitated an...

Cecil The Lion's Killer 'Revealed As American Dentist'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

The man who is believed to have paid wildlife guides £35,000 to let him hunt and kill Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, is reportedly an American dentis...

Cecil The Lion, Zimbabwe's Famous Big Cat, Shot And Killed By Hunter Who Bribed Wildlife Guide

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe's famous big cat, has been shot and killed by a man who paid £35,000 to wildlife guides to let him hunt the animal. The m...

The Hunting Act - Why Dr Toni Shephard is Wrong

Giles Bradshaw | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics
Giles Bradshaw

The fact of the matter is that the Hunting Act is a poorly thought out and ineffective law. Most people from all sides of the debate and none now acknowledge this. Parliament needs at some point to revisit the law with a view to repealing, revising or replacing it.

It's Not Just the Foxes That Are Sly

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 13.07.2015 | 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.

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?