UK Hunting

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430 Convictions In 12 Years - But Could The Fox Hunting Ban Be Repealed?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 19.09.2016 | 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 25.08.2016 | 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 09.08.2016 | 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.

Monster 300kg Alligator Shot After Treating Farm Animals Like Buffet

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK

A hunter in the US has told how he shot a 4.5m long, 300kg alligator, that was treating his farm's livestock as a buffet. Florida hunter Lee Lightsey ...

First Picture Of Nine-Year-Old Girl Dead After Being Kicked By Horse On Hunt

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK

A nine-year-old girl has died after reportedly being kicked by a horse while riding with a hunt. She is believed to have been riding a pony when a big...

The Futility of English Votes for English Laws

Tim Bonner | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Politics
Tim Bonner

The question I have been asked consistently since the Government withdrew its proposals to amend the Hunting Act in July in response to the SNP's decision to vote against the changes is why Defra did not wait until the implementation of English Votes for English Laws (EVEL).

A Busted Flush as Scotland Investigates Fox Hunting

Robbie Marsland | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Robbie Marsland

I'm not a gambling man, but I'm betting that Scotland's fox hunting packs are a bit nervous right now. A review of what they have been up to is currently being conducted by the Scottish government. Should the verdict be that the legislation banning hunting is somehow being skirted around, then tougher measures may well be brought in. And I for one believe that this will not only have implications for the hunts in Scotland, but also for those in England.

Fox Hunts - Someone's Going to Get Killed

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

We represent the vast majority of the British public who abhor the killing of animals for 'sport'. People should realise that if they support fox hunting, then they support the violence and gut-wrenching horror described above, and that they are going against the will of the public. And we need police authorities, in some cases, to start taking all this more seriously.

Brutal Attack on Fox Hunt Investigators

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

On Saturday afternoon, two members of League Against Cruel Sports' staff were brutally assaulted and robbed in an unprovoked attack while monitoring the Belvoir Hunt in Leicestershire.