Campaigners See An Industry “On Its’ Last Legs” After Yorkshire’s Not So Glorious Twelfth

18th August 2020 The traditional grouse shooting season on the moors of North Yorkshire is turning out to be anything but glorious. Usually by mid-August the upland estates of the north are swarming with the tweed-covered friends of the seventh Earl of Bucktooth accompanied by the dozens of hirelings necessary to ensure a successful slaughter. …

League Against Cruel Sports and Countryside Alliance comment on court case

7th February 2020 Animal welfare campaigners have described a not guilty verdict as a hollow victory for hunting after two men associated with the Quantock Staghounds deer hunt avoided a criminal conviction at Taunton Magistrates’ Court on February 4. Richard Down, former Huntsman, and Martin Watts, former Whipper-in and current Huntsman of the Quantock Staghounds, …

Somerset huntsman accused of illegally hunting a fox with hounds

A Somerset huntsman is appearing at Taunton Magistrates on Tuesday, January 21 accused of hunting a fox with a pack of hounds. Peter Mark Doggrell, of the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale Hunt, will appear in court in a case expected to last two days. The case follows an investigation by Avon and Somerset Police based …

Foxhunting carries on with impunity, says former police chief

Campaigners say police and courts failing to hold hunts accountable 25th December 2019 Foxhunting is continuing with impunity across the UK, with police and courts failing to hold those organising and taking part in them accountable, a former senior police officer has said, as the hunting season gears up towards its Boxing Day ceremonial climax. …

Fox ripped apart by hounds after activist lies on animal in effort to protect it

A fox was savaged and ripped apart by a pack of hounds from Prince Charles’s former hunt, despite an activist’s efforts to protect it against the illegal killing. Watch the video here - http://www.facebook.com/nottssabs/videos/1033436773676050/ Footage shows a hunt saboteur lying over the wounded fox in effort to save the animal as the dogs are set …

Former Meynell Hunt members admit illegally hunting wild animal with dogs

18th November 2019 Four other hunt associates have had their case dismissed. Two men have been fined after admitting illegally hunting a wild animal with dogs. Sam Staniland, 32, of Hadleigh, Ipswich; and William Tatler, 46, of The Green, Idridgehay, Belper; were fined £535 each when they appeared at Nottingham Justice Centre. Both men are …

Belvoir Hunt pays attack victims £48,500 compensation

Investigators receive almost £50,000 compensation after being attacked at Belvoir Hunt meet 14 August 2019 Two League Against Cruel Sports investigators who were brutally attacked while filming the Belvoir Hunt have received almost £50,000 in compensation for the injuries they sustained. One of the investigators, former policeman Darryl Cunnington, had his neck broken in three …