Family Dog Shot and Killed by Gamekeeper

A 16 October 2009 report in the Bridgenorth Journal described how a much-loved family dog was shot by a gamekeeper when he was alleged to be worrying game birds. According to the owner, the West Mercia police took no action and justified the shooting as the protection of ‘livestock’. Released game birds are not livestock. …

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Hunt saboteurs taking action in Hampshire against the New Forest Hounds

As a Land Rover screeches to a halt in front of us, the back doors are flung open. Quickly scrabbling aboard, we’re confronted with a scene that could have come straight from a war film. Dressed from head to toe in camouflage gear, four men sit facing each other, clutching maps and compasses. Nodding a …

Hunting: Could this be the last season under a ban?

At 10am tomorrow morning about 40 foxhounds and 20 foxhunters will be gathering in the autumn mists near Blencathra. And a smaller, equally dedicated band of their opponents will also be there. Although hunting with dogs has been banned for almost five years now, it hasn’t stopped the hunting fraternity in Cumbria – or the …

Back the ban

The ban on fox-hunting – that Labour Party members from across the country worked so hard to achieve – is under threat. Yesterday, at a time when our Labour Government is focused on tackling the recession and securing our economic recovery, the Tory spokesman on Animal Welfare re-affirmed that the Tory Party, if elected, would …