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Fox hunter Neil Pinkerton gets dog back after being cleared of animal cruelty April 24 2018 A man acquitted of animal cruelty charges will get to keep his terrier dog despite it suffering horrific injuries in a savage night-time hunt. Neil Pinkerton (30) was charged with causing unnecessary suffering to the dog and the fox, …

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Master of hunt is acquitted on appeal April 20th, 2018 Kim Richardson, a joint-master of the Crawley & Horsham Hunt was acquitted today in Lewes Crown Court following a conviction of an offence under Section 4a of the Public Order Act 1986. Representing Richardson in court today, Peter Glenser QC commented: “Kim should never have …

Father and son leave Belvoir Hunt monitor with broken neck in attack

10th April 2018 A father and son attacked two members of an animal welfare charity as they filmed the Belvoir Hunt. Ex-police officer, Darryl Cunnington, a monitoring investigator with the League Against Cruel Sports, suffered a broken neck after falling from a 14 foot ledge. His colleague, Roger Swain, was also injured and had his …

Fitzwilliam Hunt members ‘used hounds to kill fox’ court hears

We've just received the following update. Adams, the huntsman on the day, was found guilty of illegal hunting and fined £1000 with £930 costs and a £100 surcharge. Mease, the falconer, was found not guilty of illegal hunting - on the grounds that his golden eagle qualified for an exemption under the 2004 Hunting Act …

Hundreds of illegal hunts took place in British countryside last autumn, animal rights group says

4th April 2018 A leading animal rights group has received 550 reports of illegal hunts in the British countryside since the start of the season last autumn. Anti-hunting group the League Against Cruel Sports said the recorded instances were “just the tip of the iceberg”, suggesting that thousands of foxes, hares and deer were killed …

Scottish gamekeeper banned over alleged goshawk persecution

2nd April 2018 A head keeper employed on one of Scotland’s most illustrious grouse moors, Tillypronie in Royal Deeside, has been banned from controlling birds for three years over an alleged wildlife crime incident. He worked on an estate owned by Philip Astor, a member of the famous Anglo-American dynasty and vice-chairman of the Game …