Fox club trapped in snare is kept alive by its mother

A FOX cub that was trapped in a snare for up to two weeks was kept alive as his mother brought him food each day. The RSPCA is hunting the person responsible for laying the wire trap, which left the three-month-old cub with horrific injuries. The animal was heard screaming in agony in scrubland near …

Government welfare body attacks gamebird battery cages

The government's official advisory body on farmed animal welfare has today launched a devastating attack on the systems used to mass-produce pheasants and partridges for 'sport' shooting. The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC), in its Opinion on the Welfare of Farmed Gamebirds, is especially critical of battery cages for breeding birds. First exposed nationally by …

Gamekeeper who clubbed badgers to death spared jail

Damien Pearse The Guardian, Saturday September 20 2008 A teenage gamekeeper who clubbed to death badgers and shot buzzards then recorded the illegal killings in a coded diary has been spared jail. Kyle Burden claimed he killed the animals ahead of the shooting season to protect pheasants and partridges, game for wealthy visitors to a …

There’s Nothing Glorious About the Twelfth

By Kit Davidson, Shooting Consultant to Animal Aid Glori’ous a. possessing glory, illustrious, conferring glory, honourable, splendid, magnificent, intensely delightful, ecstatically happy with drink. There is nothing glorious about the Twelfth of August. The only similarity grouse shooting shares with the dictionary definition of this abused adjective is the connection with drink. The hip flasks …