Not as white as he makes out!!!

Huntsman arrested for interference with badger sett Wednesday 25th September On the 7th of August 2007 a huntsman for the Duke of Northumberland's Percy Hunt , Robert McCarthy, appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to two offences of Badger Sett Interference , Contrary to Section 3 (1) (b) of the Protection …

‘Illegal’ hunt case collapses

A CASE against an Alnwick man accused of illegal hunting has collapsed after a judge ruled there was insufficient evidence to convict him. Robert McCarthy, 35, of The Kennels, Cannongate, had denied the charge of hunting a wild animal with a dog, contrary to the Hunting Act 2004. Mr McCarthy, a huntsman with the Percy …

Man in group fined for hunting hares with dogs

JAMES O’Brien, 38, of Saltbox Hill, Biggin Hill, has pleaded guilty to hunting wild animals with dogs after being caught hare-coursing on the South Downs at Angmering Park, between Worthing and Arundel, in February. O’Brien appeared at Worthing Magistrates Court on Wednesday last week (July 29), along with Thomas Joseph Connors, 31, from Wallington, Surrey, …

Vote Cruelty Free

What is Vote Cruelty Free? Vote Cruelty Free is a new non-partisan, coalition of non-governmental organisations working together to ensure the political process reflects public concern for animal protection. Its members are the BUAV, Compassion in World Farming, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), League Against Cruel Sports and Respect for Animals. Vote Cruelty Free …

There’s Nothing Glorious About the 12th August

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 …

Men convicted of hunting hares on South Downs

Four people have admitted illegal hunting in Sussex. The men were caught hare-coursing, at Angmering Park, on the South Downs in February. Thomas Joseph Connors, 31, from Wallington, Surrey; Edward Mark Connors, 40, from Horley, Surrey; James O’Brien, 38, from Westerham, Kent and James Robb, 24, from Stanmore, Middlesex, used dogs to hunt wild hares …