Britain’s countryside is dominated by bullies – as Chris Packham has found

15th August 2019 George Monbiot People who challenge shooting, hunting and the destruction of wildlife are too often treated like vermin. I’ve often thought, watching the felling of ancient trees, the slaughter of wildlife and the stripping of topsoil: “I love this land more than the owner does.” While there are plenty of careful landowners, …

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Game birds subject to ‘cruel’ conditions, undercover footage shows

Game birds subject to 'cruel' conditions, undercover footage shows As England’s pheasant egg imports double in three years, campaigners condemn lack of laws regulating rearing and breeding for shooting industry Wed 14 Aug 2019  A farm in central Poland where pheasants have their septums pierced to attach plastic masks over their beaks so they cannot …

Shocking moment horse rider, 52, squirts hunt saboteur with FOX URINE

The attack that left him sick and in need of blood tests Julie Hadlow from Ashford Valley hunt is caught spraying 64-year-old in the face Victim, known only as Bob, asks what's in the bottle, she tells him that it is 'p***' Hadlow guilty of common assault and given a 12-month conditional discharge 15 August …

North Wales Police response to concern over its handling of hunt saboteurs raises serious questions

8th August 2019 On 24 July, North Wales Hunt Saboteurs claimed that North Wales Police (NWP) are “involved in an [operation] with the Flint and Denbigh hunt to get rid of protesters”. The hashtag “#OperationYada” accompanied the claim. Several days later, the NWP Rural Crime Team published a video on Twitter denying that ‘Operation Yada’ …

Saboteurs claim they saved the life of an otter that was being hunted illegally

1st August 2019 Tense footage shows the moment that hunt saboteurs ‘saved the life’ of what they said was an otter. Although otters were made a protected species more than 40 years ago, the activists claim people are still hunting them illegally. “An otter was seen… fleeing” Saboteur groups said they caught the Culmstock Hunt illegally hunting on 27 July …

Dramatic video shows clash between hunt protester and councillor as charge is dropped

1st August 2019 Charges against a hunt saboteur have been dropped after a confrontation with a councillor was caught on camera. Dafydd Hughes was walking toward a drag hunt meeting on a lane near Ruthin in December 2018 when he was confronted by Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor community councillor Ed Lloyd-Ellis. Footage of the incident shows …

Hunt protesters vow not to ‘go away’ after being cleared over clash with farmer

24th July 2019 A pair of anti-hunt protesters who had been accused of assault following a clash with a landowners' agent have been cleared of the charges. Charlotte Mueller, 24, who is studying animal management, insisted she acted in self-defence when she pushed and kicked Edward Lloyd-Ellis. Video clips recorded by those at the scene …

The vile response to Chris Packham’s challenges of the shooting industry show why hunt saboteurs wear masks

27th July 2019 Wild Justice, a group set up by Chris Packham and other wildlife experts, has been very successful in challenging the shooting industry. But its success has come at a price. And the shooting industry’s response to Wild Justice is a perfect example of why many hunt saboteurs cover their faces. Online abuse …