Not hunting related – but great news

VICTORY: WILD ANIMALS ARE BANNED IN CIRCUSES IN ENGLAND As of today, (20th January 2020), circuses performing in England will no longer be allowed to use wild animals as part of their act. The Wild Animals in Circuses Act 2019 expressly forbids circus operators from using wild animals in a travelling circus in England. Similar bans in the …

Stacey Dooley Investigates: The Whale Hunters

Available on BBC iPlayer from 6am on Wednesday 22 January 2020 Ep 1/1, Wednesday 22 January From 6.00am BBC THREE BBC IPLAYER Stacey Dooley investigates the controversial world of whale hunting. This contentious practice has hit the headlines around the world, as whaling countries defy international pressure to ban the practice. Whalers argue it’s just food like …

Trophy hunter, 25, who filmed himself stabbing a deer is jailed for seven months for causing unnecessary suffering to two dogs

WARNING: Graphic content   The horrific state of horses and dogs seized from a farm can be shown for the first time. Two men were jailed last week after horses and dogs were starved on land at Forstal Farm, Loose, near Maidstone. Warning: This article contains graphic images of animals suffering. Jimmy Price Medway Magistrates' Court heard Jimmy …

Fox Cub Cruelty. Exposing corruption by Police and the CPS. Part 1

Before I begin…. Posted by foxcubscruelty 13th Jan 2020 Prelude……… Until I joined West Mercia Police, I knew very little about hunting. While growing up in Chipping Norton I worked at The Fox Hotel washing pots and polishing the floors. On Boxing Day the hunt would meet at the entrance to the hotel and we …

Professional cockfighting ring discovered on Flemish farm

14th January 2020 A raid by Belgian police has uncovered a “professionally equipped” site for holding illegal cockfights on a farm in Flanders, as well as several animals bred to fight. The remote farm, in Hoeselt in the province of Limburg, also had a secluded parking lot for the participants of the illegal gambling, according …

Disturbing pictures show horses and dogs suffering on Forstal Farm, Maidstone

13th January 2020 The horrific state of horses and dogs seized from a farm can be shown for the first time. Two men were jailed last week after horses and dogs were starved on land at Forstal Farm, Loose, near Maidstone. Warning: This article contains graphic images of animals suffering. Jimmy Price Medway Magistrates' Court heard Jimmy …

Kitten ‘ripped to pieces by hounds in illegal fox hunt’

1st January 2020 A seven-month-old kitten was allegedly ‘ripped to pieces’ during an ‘illegal fox hunt’ on Christmas Eve. Bits of fur were all that was left of a ginger and white cat named Tiger after he was attacked by hounds from Badsworth and Bramham Moor Hunt in a ‘barbaric’ incident in Scarcroft, West Yorkshire, it’s …

‘It is gratuitous killing for fun’ – Four ‘suspicious’ men with dogs spotted ‘badger baiting’ at beauty spot

An animal welfare charity is appealing for information after four 'suspicious' men with dogs were spotted badger baiting at a beauty spot. A dog walker reported the incident, which took place on land off Audley Road near Alsager Golf and Country Club, to the RSPCA which has launched an investigation. Badger baiting involves a dog …

Scott Matthew Cochrane found with dead rabbits, Lurcher-type dogs and steel ball bearings

AN OFFENDER who admitted hunting wild animals with dogs has been banned from land across three counties after breaching a court order. Scott Matthew Cochrane had been found with dead rabbits, Lurcher-type dogs and steel ball bearings. He can no longer enter many rural areas in Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. The areas include south of …