Welsh poachers caught illegally hunting near Stow-on-the-Wold

TWO South Wales men caught poaching in the Cotswolds during a hare-coursing alert were fined when they appeared in court in Gloucestershire today. Saley Price, 25, of Heol Pentwyn, Caerphilly, South Glamorgan, and Joseph Smith, 21, of Cwm Crachen, Nant-y-glo, Gwent, each admitted daytime trespass in pursuit of poaching gamebirds, contrary to the 1831 Game …

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RSPCA: London man banned from keeping dogs after horrific footage seized from his home

A north London man has been banned from keeping dogs for five years after he was convicted of training a dog to fight following an investigation by covert RSPCA inspectors. Bilal Mohammed Aldeeb was convicted of dog fighting charges following a trial in which the court was shown horrific footage of the defendant goading dogs …

Hunt terrierman charged with interfering with a badger sett

A hunt terrierman is being prosecuted for an offence under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 following an incident on 7th April 2010 when it is alleged a badger sett was interfered with. Investigators from the League Against Cruel Sports were monitoring the South Devon Foxhounds when Andrew Bellamy was spotted allegedly interfering with the …

Cubhunting has started in the West County

Just when you thought you could enjoy the summer.... Cubhunting has started in the West County - here's some video from Dorset from the 10th August 2010. http://hsa.enviroweb.org/index.php/about-the-hsa/video Cattistock hunt cubhunting in Dorset 10th August 2010. 6am behind the kennels thinking they were away from prying eyes (& cameras). The gorse they drew was at …

‘Blood Still on the Wire’ exposes grim reality of snaring in Scotland

The League Against Cruel Sports has released shocking new evidence exposing the horrific suffering inflicted by snares and other traps to animals on shooting estates in Scotland. A graphic film and report, both titled ‘Blood Still on the Wire’ are being released to coincide with the start of the grouse shooting season. The 'Glorious Twelfth' …

League releases grim exposé of shooting cruelty

The League Against Cruel Sports has released graphic footage showing the extent of suffering inflicted on game birds used on commercial shoots. The short film, ‘A Good Shot?’ is being released today to coincide with the start of the grouse shooting season. The Glorious Twelfth traditionally celebrates the first day of shooting but the League …

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 …