No jail for member of hunting gang Callum Frew

19th September 2020 The final member of a gang of hunters has been disqualified from keeping animals and handed a suspended sentence for "inflicting pain and suffering on innocent wildlife". Callum Frew, 23, of Flimby Brow, Flimby, appeared at the magistrates’ court in Workington this week after previously admitting three offences, alongside four men who …

Grouse Shooting And Hunting Exempt From Johnson’s ‘Rule Of Six’ Covid Curbs

14th September 2020 Boris Johnson is facing a fresh row over his new coronavirus “rule of six” curbs after it emerged that the government has exempted grouse shooting and other “hunting” with guns from the restrictions. Pro-hunting and shooting groups can continue to hold gatherings of between six and 30 people because they are covered …

Two men to stand trial accused with illegal fox hunting on Dartmoor

11th September 2020 Two men have appeared in court accused of illegally hunting a fox with dogs on Dartmoor. David Lewis, 50, and Gareth Frain, 25, have each been charged with an offence under the Hunting Act 2004. The Act controls the hunting of wild mammals with dogs. Lewis, of Lewdown, Okehampton and Frain, of …

Charges dropped over ‘insufficient evidence’ after fox dies on New Year hunt

10th September 2020 The case has been dropped against two men who were charged after allegedly allowing dogs to hunt a fox in East Yorkshire. Christopher Richardson, 72, of Bridlington Road in Brandesburton, and Charles Clark, 39, of Garman Carr Lane in Selby, were set to be prosecuted under the 2004 Hunting Act. The charges …

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Don’t criminalise trespass The Government's manifesto stated “we will make intentional trespass a criminal offence”: an extreme, illiberal & unnecessary attack on ancient freedoms that would threaten walkers, campers, and the wider public. It would further tilt the law in favour of the landowning 1% who own half the country. For a thousand years, trespass …

Global Pandemic – yet still people want to go out killing wildlife

Message from Norwich Hunt Saboteurs Eastern Counties Mink hounds, Waples Mill, River Roding, 18th July 2020 Someone in this area really doesn't like people who kill otters and mink, so for the second year in a row we were tipped off that Eastern Counties Mink hounds would be hunting here. We joined up with SES - …

Boris Johnson said he ‘loved’ fox hunting in a ‘semi-sexual’ way and encouraged illegal hunts to ignore ban

Article written while prime minister was a Tory MP describes ban on killings as 'brutal and pointless' 18th July 2020 Boris Johnson urged fox hunters to break the law and keep killing animals despite the practice being banned, in an article written while he was a Conservative MP. In the 2005 piece Mr Johnson said …