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The Hunting Act makes it illegal to chase and kill foxes, deer, hares and mink with a pack of dogs. There are several exemptions, however, but these are clearly and narrowly defined. For instance, it can be legal to flush out wild animals using one or two dogs, or to use dogs below ground in …

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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 …

Men fined for hunting a wild mammal and causing a dog to enter a badger sett

A man from Penrith and another from Skipton have been fined £200 each after hunting a fox with a dog and causing a dog to enter a badger sett. John Joseph Bowman, 19, of Lakeland View, Greengill, Penrith and William Smith, 27, of Keighley Road, Skipton today (Monday 19 May 2008) pleaded guilty to both …