Are you troubled by your local hunt?
Are you concerned about the activities or threatened activities of certain hunts or individuals associated or connected with hunts? Are those activities, whether or not involving the pursuit of our native wildlife, likely to pose a threat to you, your family, livestock, pets or property?
If the answer is “yes” then we hope that the information in this document will be of use to you in explaining your rights and the practical steps that you should take if, you have the misfortune to suffer the wanton destruction wreaked by hunters and their hounds running amok across land which you own or occupy.
This document is however intended as a guide only and should not be regarded as an authoritative statement of law. If you do find yourself involved in a dispute with the hunt or any individuals connected with hunting then it is recommended that you seek professional advice from a solicitor who can advise you fully on your legal position and the remedies which are available to you. It is also important that you should contact the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) which keeps a record of all disputes involving hunts, and who may be able to advise you on the next best course of action.
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Are you troubled by your local shoot?
Animal Aid has published what is probably the most comprehensive practical guide to ‘gamebird’ shooting and the problems it presents to people living in the vicinity of shoots. Most importantly, How to Oppose Shooting: A Practical Guide offers clear advice on how human victims of so-called sport shooting can curb the worst excesses and seek remedies.
The guide has been produced because the number of people who have approached Animal Aid over the last two years, complaining of shoot-related problems, has risen dramatically. The reason for the upsurge is probably, in part, due to the increasing number of birds now produced every year to be shot for sport (nearly 50 million pheasants and partridges).
Included in the 38-page, fully-illustrated, online document are sections describing: different types of shooting and their seasons; ‘predator’ and ‘pest’ control; firearms law; the law relating to trespass, sporting rights and local planning; how shoots are taxed and how those taxes are often evaded; the key shooting magazines and lobby groups; and sample campaign letters.
Equally important are the series of case studies. These describe what members of the public have had to contend with and come with practical advice that serves as a guide to any reader troubled by a shoot.
Download – How to Oppose Shooting A Practical Guide
There is also a guide published by LACS if you’re having trouble with your local shoot then why not download their guide also on what you can do, or call our crimewatch line on 01483 524250.
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