Sheffield, Nottingham & Leeds Saboteurs End Of Year Report

Summary of hunt saboteurs' activity in the region from August - December 2009. Nottingham, Sheffield & Leeds sabs started this seasons sabbing in September, when the hunts were training their young hounds to hunt by sending them after fox cubs. In the first few months of fox cub hunting, or“cubbing”, we sabbed the Burton, the …

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Badger cull to go ahead in Wales to counter ‘dramatic rise’ in bovine TB

Minister claims disease is out of control, but animal welfare groups cite evidence that culling does more harm than good. Thousands of protected badgers will be culled later this year in an attempt to limit the cattle disease bovine tuberculosis (TB) spreading further in Wales. The decision to go ahead with a £9m pilot cull, …

Opposition to snare ban continues

The Scottish government has maintained its opposition to a complete ban on animal snares. The move came as MSPs quizzed Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham about calls from welfare groups to outlaw the wire traps. Ministers have said an effective method to control predators, such as foxes, was vital. The Scottish Parliament's petitions committee is considering …

Six hunt dogs killed after being hit in train accident

Six fox hounds from the Duke of Beaufort Hunt were killed after being hit by a train in a freak accident yesterday. The hunt was enjoying a New Year's Eve trail hunting event near Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire,when the accident happened at about 3.15pm. Captain Ian Farquhar, joint master of the hunt, said everyone involved with …