Police raid Scottish grouse moor after poisoned red kite is found dead

Three injured hunting dogs seized in raid of six properties, including gamekeepers' homes, on an estate near Edinburgh A sporting estate near Edinburgh has been raided by police after a poisoned red kite and several alleged baits were found earlier this month. Estate vehicles and six properties, including gamekeepers' homes, were searched on Raeshaw estate, …

H&M boss and shooting estates

From The Sunday Times The Swedish owner of H&M is developing a taste for English country life and it's costing £25m Lucy Denyer and Helen Davies THE Swedish billionaire owner of H&M, the high street fashion giant, is poised to buy an entire English village and up to 2,000 acres of surrounding countryside for £25m. …

Harewood House estate angrily denies ‘animal death pit’ allegations

By Mark Casci Agricultural Correspondent ALLEGATIONS of animal cruelty at a Yorkshire estate have been strenuously denied by its managers after an animal rights organisation accused it of the "systematic slaughter of wildlife". Harewood House has furiously rejected claims made by the League Against Cruel Sports that it was engaged in the persecution of wildlife …

Government welfare body attacks gamebird battery cages

The government's official advisory body on farmed animal welfare has today launched a devastating attack on the systems used to mass-produce pheasants and partridges for 'sport' shooting. The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC), in its Opinion on the Welfare of Farmed Gamebirds, is especially critical of battery cages for breeding birds. First exposed nationally by …

Hunt saboteurs disrupt Meltham shooting party

Huddersfield Daily Examiner SHOOTING groups have condemned protests by hunt saboteurs at Meltham. The saboteurs have vowed to hold more protests to stop shooting at Meltham Moor after police were called when the Hunt Saboteurs' Association disrupted a shooting party on the moors above the village. The saboteurs claim they used non-violent direct action tactics …

There’s Nothing Glorious About the Twelfth

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 …