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 …

Evil Gamekeeper jailed after using dogs to fight badgers and foxes

Rhys Davies was sentenced after vets examined terriers kept at his tied cottage on Millden estate in Scotland. 1st August 2022 A former gamekeeper at one of Scotland’s best-known grouse moors has been jailed for eight months and banned for owning dogs for 15 years, after using dogs to fight badgers and foxes. Rhys Davies, …

Hunt supporter sentenced after stabbing fox with garden fork in Pattiswick

1st August 2022 A MAN who stabbed a fox with a garden fork in Pattiswick will have to complete 200 hours of unpaid service after he admitted animal cruelty. Paul O’Shea, 49, of Mount Bures, had previously admitted hunting a wild mammal with dogs and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal. He was sentenced …

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 …

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 …