Percy Huntsman denies illegal hunt

AN Alnwick man has appeared in court today charged with illegal hunting. Robert McCarthy, 35, of The Kennels, Cannongate, was accused of hunting a wild animal with a dog, contrary to the Hunting Act 2004. McCarthy, Huntsman with the Percy Hunt, denied the charge. The alleged incident took place on Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at …

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Fight victim dog found in bushes

The body of a dog, thought to have been used in a fight, has been found in two bin bags in Greater Manchester. The RSPCA said the dead male bull terrier-type was found in Henshaw Street, Oldham, under bushes. An investigation is under way and animal welfare officers are trying to track down its owners. …

Vote Cruelty Free

What is Vote Cruelty Free? Vote Cruelty Free is a new non-partisan, coalition of non-governmental organisations working together to ensure the political process reflects public concern for animal protection. Its members are the BUAV, Compassion in World Farming, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), League Against Cruel Sports and Respect for Animals. Vote Cruelty Free …

There’s Nothing Glorious About the 12th August

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 convicted of hunting hares on South Downs

Four people have admitted illegal hunting in Sussex. The men were caught hare-coursing, at Angmering Park, on the South Downs in February. Thomas Joseph Connors, 31, from Wallington, Surrey; Edward Mark Connors, 40, from Horley, Surrey; James O’Brien, 38, from Westerham, Kent and James Robb, 24, from Stanmore, Middlesex, used dogs to hunt wild hares …