Sicko urban hunter filmed his pack of dogs tearing apart badgers, foxes and deer

16th August 2019 Patrick Carter and his twisted cronies would corner badgers in their setts and hunt down other animals before letting their trained dogs slaughter the animals. A cruel “urban hunter” has admitted using a pack of pet dogs to track and slaughter badgers, foxes and deer. Patrick Carter acted with sick cronies to …

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Britain’s countryside is dominated by bullies – as Chris Packham has found

15th August 2019 George Monbiot People who challenge shooting, hunting and the destruction of wildlife are too often treated like vermin. I’ve often thought, watching the felling of ancient trees, the slaughter of wildlife and the stripping of topsoil: “I love this land more than the owner does.” While there are plenty of careful landowners, …

Game birds subject to ‘cruel’ conditions, undercover footage shows

Game birds subject to 'cruel' conditions, undercover footage shows As England’s pheasant egg imports double in three years, campaigners condemn lack of laws regulating rearing and breeding for shooting industry Wed 14 Aug 2019  A farm in central Poland where pheasants have their septums pierced to attach plastic masks over their beaks so they cannot …

‘Ruthless cull’: Hundreds of thousands of animals being killed on private estates to protect grouse shooting, Chris Packham says

31st July 2019 Foxes, stoats, weasels and mountain hares ‘ruthlessly’ targeted alongside illegal killings of protected species, says TV presenter. Hundreds of thousands of animals including foxes, weasels and stoats are being legally killed in the UK to protect grouse moors, naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham has claimed. Packham was speaking to The Independent …

Four Hartlepool men sentenced for interfering with a badger sett

Four Hartlepool men sentenced for interfering with a badger sett and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog 30 July 2019 Four men have been sentenced for offences under the Badger Act 1992 and Animal Welfare Act 2006 after they were found interfering with a known badger sett in the village of Hovingham, North Yorkshire. Clint …

Release of non-native game birds in UK to be challenged in court

18th July 2019 Wild Justice plans legal action over environmental impact of shooting industry’s release of 50m non-native birds each year. The legality of releasing 50 million non-native pheasants and partridges into the British countryside each year is to be challenged in the courts by a new crowdfunded campaign. The government should be forced to …