Huntsman cautioned for chasing hare in first case of its kind under Hunting Act

Hare. UK: Huntsman cautioned for chasing hare in first case of its kind under Hunting Act Nigel Bell was filmed chasing a hare by anti-hunt monitors in February this year and has been given a police caution Photo: GETTY Nigel Bell, 53, from the Wick and District Beagles, admitted the breach after he was filmed …

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Teressa Groenewald-Hagerman poses over magnificent elephant

A woman hunter clutches a bow and grins as she poses next to the body of an elephant she has killed with a single arrow. In a scene that will sicken animal lovers and anti-hunting groups, proud Teressa Groenewald-Hagerman stands over her kill after becoming the first woman to kill an elephant in such a …

Manchester Airport calls off its cull of rooks nesting in Dunham Massey Golf Club

MANCHESTER Airport has called off a bird cull in Dunham that was due to take place this week, after an outcry from nature lovers. Airport bosses put up notices at the weekend saying they would carry out a cull of a flock of rooks on Thursday. They claimed the work was necessary because a rookery …

Charges dropped

The League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) has dropped its private prosecution of four members of the Isle of Wight Hunt, which was the last hunt prosecution adjourned pending a recent High Court judgment. LACS has confirmed it will not be continuing with the prosecution against Stuart Trousdale, Liam Thom, Jamie Butcher and Malcolm Purcell from …