I SPENT TWO DAYS WITH SABS THAT STOPPED GROUSE SHOOTS

25th August 2022 Each year since 2017, the Hunt Saboteurs Association has co-ordinated a national day of action against grouse shooting on 12 August. This is the so-called Glorious Twelfth, the opening day of the grouse shooting season. For 2022, though, the HSA decided on a “week of action”, targetting shoots over multiple days beginning on 12 August. …

‘BEEFY’ BOTHAM OUT FOR A DUCK AS SABS STORM PEAK DISTRICT SHOOTS

Lord Ian ‘Beefy’ Botham is amongst the many grouse shooters heading home tonight with an empty bag, as sabs continue their rolling action across the north of England. Botham’s Peak District shoot was located in the nick of time. A line of ‘beaters’ – who use flags and whistles to scare terrified birds towards the …

Officials warned of ‘serious wildlife incidents’ at Queen’s Sandringham estate

15th July 2022 Exclusive: Dozens of laws protect Queen’s private estates from investigators – but documents reveal allegations of wildlife crime A Guardian investigation has revealed that dozens of UK laws stipulate that police are barred from entering any of the Queen’s private estates to investigate crimes. On a pleasant autumn evening in 2007, a …

US hunting lobby spent £1m on fight to delay UK trophy import ban

UK government put under ‘considerable pressure’, says chair of all-party parliamentary group on banning trophy hunting. 29th June 2022 The US hunting lobby has spent £1m putting pressure on the government to delay the trophy import ban, a new report by MPs has found. Boris Johnson promised to ban the imports of these trophies three …

Grouse shooting set to be banned on moors that inspired Emily and Charlotte Brontë

19th June 2022 Grouse shooting is set to be banned on the historic moors that inspired the writings of the Brontë sisters, as part of what critics called a “manufactured and damaging” campaign against a long-standing countryside tradition. Yorkshire Water, which owns large tracts of land on Thornton Moor, is reviewing its practice of allowing …

Another gamekeeper convicted for poison offences on a pheasant shoot

13th June 2022 David Matthews, a gamekeeper with 50 years experience, has been convicted at Wrexham Magistrates Court for poison offences uncovered on the McAlpine Estate in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, North Wales, where he has worked for 25 years. In February 2021 a dead red kite was found on the estate by a member of …

BEWARE HORRIBLE VIDEOS

Message from the Hunt Saboteurs Association 3rd June 2022 Nine Foxhounds Shot Dead in Forty Minutes Horrific and previously unseen footage reveals the true extent of the hound killings at the Carmarthenshire Hunt. Filmed as part of Ecotricity’s investigation into dead animals being used to create electricity, the footage once again proves that hounds are …