Low Harker man, 37, on cock-fighting charges

19th June 2020 A NORTH Cumbrian man has been charged over allegations that he has kept and trained cockerels for the purpose of illegal animal fights. Robert Morrison, 37, of Low Harker, north of Carlisle, is facing a total of seven charges in a prosecution brought by the RSPCA. One charge alleges that on October …

Scotland to ban mass culling of mountain hares

Scottish parliament votes to give mountain hares special protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act Thu 18 Jun 2020 Gamekeepers and grouse moor managers will be banned from mass culling mountain hares after Scottish ministers bowed to intense pressure from conservationists. The Scottish parliament voted on Wednesday night to give mountain hares special protection under …

Man arrested over Leeds swan shooting

17th June 2020 A man has been arrested after two swans were shot dead Leeds. The pair - a male and a female - were shot on marshland next to Knowsthorpe water treatment works in Pontefract Lane, on 8 June. (see - https://nwhsa.wordpress.com/2020/06/11/cctv-appeal-after-swans-shot-in-leeds/ A 20-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of criminal damage …

CALLING ALL LOCAL RESIDENTS – JOIN THE FIGHT TO PROTECT HUNTED WILDLIFE

Message from Cheshire Monitors When it comes to hunting, as a local resident, your involvement in the movement to stamp it out is vital. Join our ever-growing teams of local people doing what they can to protect local wildlife from persecution and illegal hunting. Message our page or email info@cheshiremonitors.org.uk and get involved! #BanHuntingForReal #TheLastCry #LocalsAgainstTheHunt [Also …

23 buzzards illegally poisoned with carbofuran in single incident

From Raptor Persecution UK The Irish Raptor Study Group and BirdWatch Ireland have reported the illegal poisoning of 23 buzzards in a single incident in Co Cork. The following statement has been published by BirdWatch Ireland: Mass poisoning of buzzards in County Cork We have recently learned of the illegal poisoning of 23 Buzzards in …