Pair guilty of hare coursing charges

TWO land owners have been found guilty of hare coursing following a two-day trial during which the effectiveness of the Hunting Act was questioned. Former racehorse trainer Peter Easterby, 79, and Major John Shaw, 56, were convicted at Scarborough Magistrates' Court of attending and allowing their land to be used for hare coursing events in …

Illegal hunting sees Irish hare numbers halve

The number of Irish hares in Northern Ireland almost halved because people are flaunting the law banning its hunting, a pressure group claimed today. The League Against Cruel Sports called for a permanent prohibition to be put in place after the population dropped to 98 this year. This is the lowest recording since measures were …

Huntsman cautioned for chasing hare in first case of its kind under Hunting Act

Hare. UK: Huntsman cautioned for chasing hare in first case of its kind under Hunting Act Nigel Bell was filmed chasing a hare by anti-hunt monitors in February this year and has been given a police caution Photo: GETTY Nigel Bell, 53, from the Wick and District Beagles, admitted the breach after he was filmed …