UK Shooting

It's Not 'Extremists' Who Have A Grouse With The Glorious 12th

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

What we have here then are two opposing views, and it must be hard for members of the public to work out who is telling the truth. But I'd say two things - please look at the facts; and also look at the motivation of those involved.

US Newspaper Front Page Jumps To Conclusions After Dallas Shooting

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK

An American newspaper has been criticised for branding the Dallas police shootings a ‘civil war’ while no motives for the killing of five policeme...

Dallas Police Blamed For Labelling 'Innocent Black Man' As Shooter

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK

A man holding a gun who was identified as a suspect in the Dallas police shootings is “innocent” says his brother. The Dallas Police Department tw...

Gunman Kills 50 At Gay Nightclub In Worst Mass Shooting In US History

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Father Of Suspected Orlando Gunman Says Shooting 'Nothing To Do With Religion' Police have confirmed that 50 people have been killed and...

Will Harambe's Death Be The Tipping Point?

Will Travers OBE | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK
Will Travers OBE

Is it too great a leap of faith to imagine that, just as the death of Cecil galvanised the world to reconsider the justification and morality of trophy hunting, so the death of Harambe will cause a seismic readjustment of public attitudes to the lifetime incarceration of millions of animals for little more than costly and, indeed, wasteful public entertainment?

Gunman Opens Fire Into Concert Crowd In Austria After 'Loud Argument'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK

A gunman has killed two and wounded 11 at a concert in western Austria, then killed himself, police say. The gunman opened fire at an open-air concert...

Snares Don't Care - Do You?

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

The sheer terror of choking to death is something we can all imagine, but hopefully none of us will ever experience. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for many of the 1.7m wild and domestic animals that fall victim to a silent killer in the countryside each year.

Dunblane Victim Shot When She Was Five Refuses To Let Gunman 'Ruin My Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK

A survivor of the Dunblane massacre has recalled her ordeal at the hands of gunman Thomas Hamilton, vowing she will not let him ruin her life. Aimi...

Time to Get Shot of 'Game Bird' Shooting

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

When people think of shooting, for some it conjures up nostalgic images of strolling through the countryside, taking in the views, and a delicious roast at the end of the day. The reality of course is somewhat different. In Britain, the bird-shooting industry is little more than canned hunting. And it is arguably one of the biggest animal welfare issues in the country today.

Splitting Hares - The Persecution of a Countryside Icon

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

I've been wracking my brain to work out why anyone would hate a hare. Some might say 'farmers', believing that hares go to work on their crops in the same way that rabbits do, however that's not true. Scientific reports show that the damage hares do to crops is minimal, and they might even have a beneficial effect in some cases.

Man May Be First Ever To Live Stream His Own Murder

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

A customer who was shot dead in a Florida strip club appears to have live-streamed his own murder, in what would be the first of its kind. Marvin ...

Louise Ridley

These Workers Help Londoners Leave Violent Gangs - When They're Critical In A&E

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK

Chris was stabbed in the thigh, buttocks and back, with a large kitchen knife. The attack on the 16-year-old on a North London street by masked youths...

'Student' Leaves Chilling Threat To Massacre Pupils At Blackpool School

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.01.2016 | UK

Montgomery High School in Bispham, Blackpool, has been the subject of a violent and long-winded threat on social media by an unnamed poster. An acc...

Manhunt Under Way As Shots Fired Outside Hull McDonald's

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK

Shots were fired and armed police were on the scene in the car park of a McDonald's restaurant in Hull today. According to eyewitness Darren Woodhe...

And a Partridge in a Cramped Cage...

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Dr Toni Shephard

As the festive spirit fills many people's thoughts with partridges in pear trees and other peaceful images, a new investigation by the League Against Cruel Sports reveals how thousands of partridges will actually spend Christmas - imprisoned in small barren cages on farms that supply shooting estates.

University President Tells Students To Get Gun Permits To 'End Those Muslims'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK

The president of a Christian US university has called on students and staff to carry concealed weapons on campus after the San Bernardino shootings in...

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...

Almost 1,000 Massacres Since Sandy Hook and the USA Still Hasn't Learned Its Lesson

David Mooney | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
David Mooney

It may sound trite, but it's a really simple equation. There will be fewer people shot if there are fewer firearms readily available. Just how many mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, or sisters must be told that a family member will not be coming home because a lunatic has put a bullet in them before the USA will actually do something about it?

From Cage to Grave: The Short, Unpleasant Life of a Game Bird

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK
Dr Toni Shephard

The pheasant shooting season starts today, and while many people instinctively oppose the killing of animals for sport, most have no idea just how miserable the short life of 'game' birds really is.

More Needs to Be Done to Stop Trigger Happy Cat Shootings

Rachael Millar | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK
Rachael Millar

When Cleo didn't come home one evening, her owner was worried sick. Several hours later, the young cat returned and it was obvious something was wrong...

Man Shot Dead By Police In North London

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK

Police have shot a man dead after they were called to reports that a person armed with a firearm was making threats to kill, PA reported. Horrified...

Biased and Inadequate - Defra Report on Game Bird Breeding

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 28.08.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Toni Shephard

The League believes that this study confirms what the British Association for Shooting and Conservation stated in December 2010 when urging MPs to sign an Early Day Motion calling for an outright ban on breeding cages.

Today's Virginia Shooting Front Pages Were Too Graphic To Even Be Shown On TV

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

[WARNING - some readers may find some images in this article disturbing] Newspapers have been accused of overstepping the mark in using graphic pho...

Two Wounded After Shooting On Paris-Bound Train

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before two American passengers subdued him...

Glorious Grouse - Time to Think About the Bird, Not the 'Game'

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK
Dr Toni Shephard

Hundreds of thousands of grouse will be blasted out of the sky over the coming weeks; most frightened from their heather shelter by a line of beaters who shout and stomp across the moor to scare the birds towards waiting guns.