Hunting hound killed on road

A pack of fox hounds caused traffic chaos as they ran across a busy dual carriageway on Saturday. One dog was hit by a vehicle and killed in the incident, which happened at about 1pm, on the A380 at Ideford Dip, near Newton Abbot, South Devon. The dogs, which form part of the Britannia Beagles …

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Protesters slam hunt ‘chaos’

Protesters have slammed a "chaotic" hunt, which was called off early after 25 hounds repeatedly ran across a Peak District road. Anti-hunt campaigners said huntsmen lost control of their hounds, who ran after hares on numerous occasions, during the hunt near Monyash last Saturday. North West Hunt Saboteurs Association put a video online which it …

Gangs with guns hunting in Merseyside parks

EXCLUSIVE by Luke Traynor, Liverpool Echo THE ECHO can today reveal the shocking extent of illegal hunting in Merseyside’s parks. Gun-toting gangs are setting their dogs on defenceless wild animals and watching as they are ripped to shreds. And anyone who challenges their sickening hobby is threatened with violence. One Merseyside councillor was knocked unconscious …

Fox huntsman smashed saboteur’s car window

Huntsman Michael Nicholson, of Coniston Foxhounds, pleaded guilty to criminal damage after attacking a saboteur’s car A HUNTSMAN smashed the window of a hunt saboteur’s car. Michael Gerald Nicholson, who works for Coniston Foxhounds, smashed the window of a Ford Escort with three saboteurs inside. Nicholson, 40, pleaded guilty to criminal damage when he appeared …