Police raid shooting estate over probe in to cruelty

17th October 2019 SCOTLAND’s most prestigious shooting estate has been raided as part of a major animal cruelty investigation. The Scottish SPCA, backed by police, last week swooped on two properties on the £17.5 million Millden Estate in the Angus Glens, widely regarded as the “holy grail” of grouse moors. Investigators were looking into allegations …

‘Ruthless cull’: Hundreds of thousands of animals being killed on private estates to protect grouse shooting, Chris Packham says

31st July 2019 Foxes, stoats, weasels and mountain hares ‘ruthlessly’ targeted alongside illegal killings of protected species, says TV presenter. Hundreds of thousands of animals including foxes, weasels and stoats are being legally killed in the UK to protect grouse moors, naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham has claimed. Packham was speaking to The Independent …

HSA tip off hotline

The Hunt Ssaboteurs Association now have a tip-off hotline that you can contact in strict confidence. If you have some information about a hunt/shoot or anybloodsport or have seen a hunt/shoot please get in touch, someone will respond to you as soon as possible. Call or text - 07443 148426

WTF? – Hen harrier chicks to be reared in captivity to placate grouse moor owners

6th June Hen harrier chicks will be removed from their parents and reared in captivity this summer in a controversial “brood management” scheme to placate grouse moor owners. Removing young hen harriers from nests on grouse moors is designed to prevent concentrations of the bird of prey on grouse shooting estates. Stopping hen harriers from …

Multi-millionaire retailer illegally felled trees ‘to build track to his pheasant shoot’

A wealthy businessman accused of turning picturesque woodland into a wasteland to build a track to his pheasant shoot has been ordered to pay out almost £1 million. By Rosa Silverman, Sally Wardle and agencies 01 Aug 2013 Philip Day, who owns the Edinburgh Woollen Mill chain and is said to be as rich as …

Hunt Saboteurs stop grouse shoot on Saddleworth Moor

Hunt saboteurs from the North of England have stopped a grouse shoot that was taking place on Saddleworth Moor, between Holmfirth and Oldham. Today is the first Saturday of the grouse shooting season, one of the most prestigious and expensive days in the shooting calendar, where each customer will pay hundreds of pounds to blast …

But on the other hand

Wildlife minister Richard Benyon under fire in another game-shooting case Grouse estate burnt peatland that formed habitat of rare species – but legal case was dropped Wednesday, 30 May 2012 Richard Benyon, the Wildlife minister, was under pressure last night to explain what influence he had on a decision to drop landmark legal proceedings against …

Words fail me yet again!!!

Conservationists have condemned plans that would allow buzzard nests to be destroyed and the birds of prey taken into captivity to protect pheasant shoots. The Environment Department (Defra) is to spend up to £375,000 researching ways to keep buzzards from targeting captive-reared pheasants. Proposed methods include destroying nests to prevent birds breeding, catching and relocating …