Hare courser pleads guilty

A MORECAMBE man who illegally hunted a hare with dogs for pleasure has been ordered to pay nearly £3,000. Robert MacIntyre, of St Patrick's Walk in Heysham, pleaded guilty at Preston Magistrates' Court after he was spotted by a member of the public releasing two lurcher-type dogs to chase a hare on farmland on Bradshaw …

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Harewood House estate angrily denies ‘animal death pit’ allegations

By Mark Casci Agricultural Correspondent ALLEGATIONS of animal cruelty at a Yorkshire estate have been strenuously denied by its managers after an animal rights organisation accused it of the "systematic slaughter of wildlife". Harewood House has furiously rejected claims made by the League Against Cruel Sports that it was engaged in the persecution of wildlife …

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 …

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 …