A GLORIOUS 12TH FOR HUNT SABOTEURS

13th August 2021 Over 100 hunt sabs have disrupted multiple grouse shoots in the Yorkshire Dales on the  prestigious opening day of the grouse shooting season. Despite repeated claims in the media that shoots were either delaying or cancelling their seasons due to low grouse counts we knew that many of them still wouldn’t be able to …

24 MILLION ‘GAMEBIRDS’ SHIPPED TO THE UK TO BE SHOT

10th August 2021 The Hunt Saboteurs Association can reveal that over 24 million pheasants and partridges were imported to the UK in 2020. Shockingly, 24,372,048 of these birds were shipped to shooting estates across the UK last year, despite the national lockdowns severely curtailing much of the shooting season. Factory farms across Europe, in which …

Gamekeeper filmed killing two Buzzards but gets away with it

Original post from Raptor Persecution UK - Gamekeeper filmed shooting 2 buzzards on grouse moor in Yorkshire Dales national park 9th March 2021 The RSPB Investigations Team has published a blog this morning, detailing their undercover work filming a gamekeeper on a grouse moor in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, who used a tethered eagle …

Game shooter defends fieldsports after cat and fox found near snares at Bolton Abbey

26th February 2021 A KEEN fieldsports man who has been visiting the Bolton Abbey Estate for 35 years, has defended the shooting fraternity after a runner on the moor came across a dead cat and fox near snares and what appeared to be a ‘stink pit’ on the estate. The runner informed the police who …

All hunts and shoots shut down in England

Following Boris Johnson’s announcement this evening (4th January 2021), hunts and shoots across Britain will not be permitted to take place, with the English lockdown expected to last until towards the end of the fox hunting season.

Grouse shooting licence move sparks ‘dismay’

26th November 2020 Licensing is to be introduced for Scottish shooting estates in a bid to make them more accountable for practices such as raptor persecution. It comes despite strong opposition from land managers who claim it will make their businesses unprofitable. The Scottish government said it would bring forward legislation in the next parliamentary …

Welsh pheasant shooting season to begin despite Covid-19 crisis

Posted 1st October, 2020 The start of the pheasant shooting season begins on October 1 condemning millions of ‘game’ birds to being blasted out of sky for ‘sport’ over the next four months. The beginning of the shooting season takes place against a backdrop of an escalation of Covid-19 in Wales and Government advice to …