Mad cow disease: BSE case found on farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

18th October 2018 A case of BSE, commonly known as mad cow disease, has been detected on a farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, officials have revealed. A statement issued by Scottish authorities said "precautionary movement restrictions" had been put in place at the farm, while further investigations took place to identify the origin of the disease. …

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Songwriter Holly Lamar pleads guilty to possessing wild peregrine in Derbyshire

14th Oct 2018 US grammy nominee Holly Lamar (real name Mary Holladay Lamar), 51, pleaded guilty at Chesterfield Magistrates Court on Friday to two offences relating to the illegal possession of a wild peregrine falcon. Derbyshire Police and the National Wildlife Crime Unit raided her home in Ashover Road, Old Tupton, Chesterfield last December where …

‘I’ve been a silly man’ – man illegally collected over 5,000 rare bird eggs

12th Oct 2018 Daniel Lingham, 65, was reported to police by a member of the public who saw him “head-to-toe in camouflage gear” picking eggs up off the ground at Cawston Heath in Norfolk, Norwich Magistrates’ Court heard. Colette Harper, prosecuting, said officers attended and stop searched him on May 21. “He disclosed he had …

WTF!!!! – Northern Ireland fox hunter shot Shetland pony dead thinking it was a fox

October 10 2018 A hunter who shot dead a 10-year-old girl's "beautiful" pet Shetland pony - claiming he had mistaken it for a fox - has been ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work and pay £500 compensation to the owners. Samuel McLean of Greenville Avenue, Ballymoney, Co Antrim, was sentenced at Coleraine Magistrates …

Borders hunt members on trial charged with deliberately hunting fox

8 October 2018 Two members of a Borders hunt have gone on trial accused of breaching Scotland’s fox hunting legislation. 41-year-old Timothy Allen and 28-year-old Shaun Anderson, from the Buccleuch Hunt, are charged with deliberately hunting a fox with a pack of dogs. The alleged incident is said to have taken place near Whitton Farm, …

Huntswoman, 57, filmed whipping a saboteur around his head with her riding crop is facing jail after a private prosecution was brought against her

8th October 2018 Jane Goring, 57, is facing a private prosecution for assault in East Sussex She thrashed activist up to 17 times around the head during an ugly row Police found there was not enough evidence to proceed and dropped case But now Goring faces two criminal charges through a private prosecution A huntswoman …

Illegal hunters’ dogs seized in wave of Fife raids

07 October 2018 ANIMAL protection officers have launched a wave of raids targeting Scots hunting foxes, badgers and deer with dogs. A Sunday Post investigation found social media pages on which hunters post pictures of themselves with their dogs and animals they have killed. Raids in Fife earlier this month, following an 18-month investigation, saw …

Secret filming reveals hidden cruelty of licensed badger culls

30th September 2018 Trapped in a cage and shot at close range, the badger takes almost a minute to die. Covert footage published online by the Observer, the first to be shared publicly, shows the main method of dispatching Britain’s largest indigenous carnivore as part of a controversial cull now being expanded by the environment …

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What a sick society we live in. ######################## 26th September 2018 Two teenagers have been sentenced after luring a missing cat from under a car so their dog could maul it to death. The family of the feline captured the "senseless killing" on CCTV as the attack took place in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, on …

Organic dairy farm supports hunting by offering dead animals as free food for hounds

25th September 2018 Organic milk may not be as animal-friendly as it appears as at least one chemical-free dairy farm has been caught giving dead creatures to a local hunt as free food for hounds. Coombe Farm in Somerset, which last month was dropped by Waitrose after being exposed for cruelty to calves, has supplied …