£1200 fine and 80 hours unpaid work for hare-courser (From Border Telegraph)

25th April 2017 A HARE-COURSING gang member has been hit with a £1,200 fine after expressing the view Scottish courts were soft on the issue. Stuart Brunt travelled from his home in Derby to an estate in the Scottish Borders and was caught in the act by police while hunting seven hares with four lurcher …

Deer hunter neds using packs of dogs to hunt and kill defenceless animals in sick new craze

BEWARE HORRIBLE PICS ON NEWSPAPER WEBSITE A cluster of recent incidents has left a trail of dead badgers and deer while the “hunters” have been pictured posing for gruesome photos with their bloody trophies. By Mark McGivern 17 APR 2017 Urban hunting gangs are using packs of dogs to kill deer, badgers and domestic cats. …

Three members of Grove and Rufford Hunt fined for fox hunting

14th March 2017 Three members of a Nottinghamshire hunt have been fined after being found guilty of hunting a fox with dogs. The members of the Grove and Rufford Hunt said they were trail-hunting around Laneham, near Retford, which remains legal after fox hunting was banned in 2005, and the fox's death on January 30, …

Hunt kills off 25 of its own hounds after bovine TB outbreak

7th March 2017 A fox hunt which counts the Tory Animal Welfare Minister among its members has killed up to 25 hounds following a suspected bovine TB outbreak. The Kimblewick Hunt, to which Lord Gardiner of Kimble belongs, culled the dogs and implemented biosecurity measures to prevent the disease spreading. Hunt officials said “it is …