Hunting

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?

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.