Wildlife crime: Britain’s killing fields

They call us a nation of animal lovers, yet attacks on creatures in their natural habitats have more than doubled in a year Crimes against wildlife, including badger baiting with dogs, hare coursing, poisoning of protected birds and even trapping them to sell as caged pets have soared to unprecedented heights. New figures from the …

Sheffield Hunt Saboteurs – Calling all new sabs!

In the next few weeks Sheffield Hunt Saboteurs will begin to disrupt bird shoots, fox hunts, and hare hunts which plan to kill wildlife for the next 8 months. There are many hunters and shooters in the North of England, some just 20 minutes out of Sheffield. We use a variety of tactics (see  http://hsa.enviroweb.org/hsa.shtml) …

There’s Nothing Glorious About the 12th August

By Kit Davidson, Shooting Consultant to Animal Aid Glori’ous a. possessing glory, illustrious, conferring glory, honourable, splendid, magnificent, intensely delightful, ecstatically happy with drink. There is nothing glorious about the Twelfth of August. The only similarity grouse shooting shares with the dictionary definition of this abused adjective is the connection with drink. The hip flasks …

RSPCA: Bird club official admits illegally keeping rare species

One of the most high profile members of Britain's aviculture community has been given a 16-week suspended prison sentence, a curfew between 9pm and 6am and ordered to pay £750 in costs after he admitted illegally keeping one of the UK’s rarest wild birds at his Yorkshire home. Sean Fitzpatrick – a former chairman and …

Police raid Scottish grouse moor after poisoned red kite is found dead

Three injured hunting dogs seized in raid of six properties, including gamekeepers' homes, on an estate near Edinburgh A sporting estate near Edinburgh has been raided by police after a poisoned red kite and several alleged baits were found earlier this month. Estate vehicles and six properties, including gamekeepers' homes, were searched on Raeshaw estate, …