UK Shooting

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.

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.

At Least 8 Dead In Tunisia Museum Shooting

AP | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK

A tense security raid after a gun attack at a Tunisian museum has ended after officers killed two gunmen, the interior ministry said, but two or three...

Shocking Footage Shows Police Fatally Shooting Mentally Ill Homeless Man

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Los Angeles police officers were caught on camera fatally shooting a homeless man on Sunday. The shocking video, posted to Facebook, shows six poli...

Suspect In The Copenhagen Shooting Killed After Shootout On The Street

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK

Police in Copenhagen have shot dead a man they believe was responsible for two shootings that claimed the lives of two civilians just hours apart. ...

Boy, 3, Shoots Father And Pregnant Mother

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK

A three-year-old boy has accidentally shot his father and pregnant mother with the same bullet in front of his sister. According to police the inci...

Newsrooms Fall Silent In Poignant Solidarity With Charlie Hebdo

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

Thousands of people across the world observed a minute's silence on Thursday morning in honour of the 12 people shot dead during the horrific attack o...

Seven Arrests But 'Heavily Armed' Paris Shooting Suspects Still At Large (LIVE UPDATES)

The Huffington Post UK/AP/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

French police have arrested seven people but are reportedly still hunting two heavily armed men, one with possible links to al Qaeda, for the mass kil...

Paris Shooting At Charlie Hebdo Magazine Office Leaves At Least 12 Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

Four of the most well-known cartoonists in France are said to have been killed in the mass shooting attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in cent...

Woman Shot Dead By 2-Year-Old Son

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

A US woman has been shot and killed by her two-year-old son. The accident happened in a Wal-Mart in Hayden, Idaho after the boy reached into her ha...

Now Is the Time to #BreakTheCycleOfViolence

Aurora Percannella | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Aurora Percannella

In his Monday statement, whilst inviting the crowds not to engage in violent conduct, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay also warned everyone that 'the world will be watching us'. That is quite right, Mr. Mayor. Today, the whole world is looking at you. We are staring and wondering how faulty your criminal justice system must be to offer a similar finale in 2014.

Canada's Capital Left Stunned, But Defiant After Deadly Shooting Rampage

The Huffington Post UK/ PA/AP | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK

"We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Canada's Prime Minister has vowed in an emotional national address just hours after a ...