UK Shooting

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 28.08.2015 | 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 17.08.2015 | 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.

Man Shot At Ferguson Rally Charged

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Prosecutors have filed 10 counts against Tyrone Harris, the 18-year-old man shot by police in Ferguson on Sunday night. The St. Louis Count...

'Hate Crime' Church Shooting Leaves Nine Dead In Charleston As Police Hunt Suspect

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Nine people have been shot to death at a historically black church in Charleston, in the US state of South Carolina, in which police are treating as a...

Incredible Footage Of Armoured Van Attacking Police Station In Dallas With Guns And Bomb

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK

A police headquarters in Dallas has come under attack. A man fled the scene in an "armoured van" reportedly after firing shots at the building and ...

If it Flies, It Dies - Malta's Hunters Get Green Light for Bird Slaughter

Joe Duckworth | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK
Joe Duckworth

Tourists to Malta over the next few weeks might get a shock. The country's mass killing of birds, known as the Spring Hunt, starts today, meaning that thousands of birds will be shot from the skies. If you don't want to be caught in the middle of that, you might want to head somewhere else.

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.