Shooting at birds, Beefy? That’s simply not cricket

It would be a little unfair to cast Ian Botham as a kind of pro-hunting Marie Antoinette figure, perusing the nation’s poor, declaring: “Let them eat pheasant.” Or, more precisely, pheasant casseroles and partridge curries made from 10,000 birds shot on Botham’s estate, some of which would be donated to the poor. This was the [...]

The fox hunting season has begun

Many thanks to Hounds Off (www.houndsoff.co.uk) for the following article A new season of fox hunting begins as soon as the harvest is in sufficiently to afford access to the land. In many parts of the country this means that during August, and certainly from September, hunts are out in force with horses, hounds and [...]

Two men fined £1,000 for hare coursing

Sunday 16 July 2017 Two men have been fined a total of £1,000 after they were caught trespassing and hare coursing on farmland in Wiltshire. Tommy Sherred, 21, of Gipsy Lane, Frome, and Joby Ayres, 29, of Berkley Lane, Frome, pleaded guilty to breaching section 30 of the Game Act 1831 at North West Wiltshire [...]

“Barbaric”: Wild animals trapped and shot in UK national park to protect birds for shooting season

HIT 2017 Investigation - Press Release: Daily cruel wildlife persecution uncovered in the Peak District National Park Badgers, foxes and mountain hares suffering in archaic snares within the iconic Peak District National Park were the devastating scenes faced by investigators from the Hunt Investigation Team, according to a new report launched in the Mirror and [...]