Man sentenced over ‘abhorrent’ animal abuse after attacking fox with garden fork

1st August 2022 Outside of the court, Correspondent Rupert Evelyn asked Paul O'Shea if he was remorseful for his acts WATCH THE VIDEO HERE Described as an “abhorrent” case of animal abuse, secret filming revealed Paul O’Shea capturing a fox with his terrier and using a garden fork to eventually remove it from the dog's …

Trail hunting suspension on national park authority land will not be lifted

26th July 2022 THE suspension of trail hunting on land owned by the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) will not be lifted following the successful appeal of a prominent huntsman, it has been announced. It was amid the police probe that led to the conviction of Mark Hankinson last year that the authority introduced …

All eyes are on the UK’s big landowners to protect foxes from being torn to shreds

25th July 2022 Back in October 2021, one of the UK’s most renowned fox hunters was found guilty of encouraging others to hunt animals illegally. Mark Hankinson, former director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association, was prosecuted after internal hunting webinars were leaked to the public. Hankinson was caught on film saying that trail hunting was used as a …

Jeremy Hunt pledges to bring fox hunting back if he’s elected PM

The Tory leadership hopeful said the practice was an important part of the countryside’s “heritage”. 11th July 2022 Jeremy Hunt has pledged to bring back fox hunting if he is elected as Britain’s next prime minister. The Tory leadership race gained momentum over the weekend, with opening gambits coming thick and fast from candidates across …

They just keep coming

Ex-Belvoir Huntsman John Holliday charged with illegal hunting following an incident in January this year when the hunt killed a fox in front of sabs. ######################################## A man has been charged with hunting a wild mammal with a dog following an incident in Harby, Melton Mowbray. John Holliday, 54, of Delamere Road, Bromyard, Herefordshire, has …

Essex man admits animal cruelty following Coggeshall fox hunting incident

28th June 2022 A man has confessed to committing animal cruelty, following fox hunting an incident in the Coggeshall area. The animal abuse, which is thought to have happened on December 4, was reported to Essex Police. Paul O’Shea, 49, of Mount Bures, admitted hunting a wild mammal with dogs – an offence under the …