Blackburn men admit dog fighting

TWO Blackburn men involved in an organised dog fight have been warned they may face prison. Blackburn magistrates heard one of the dog handlers filmed the fight on his mobile phone But the footage was eventually presented to police and the RSPCA by an ex-girlfriend who had blue-toothed it to her own phone when Aftab …

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Hunting: Could this be the last season under a ban?

At 10am tomorrow morning about 40 foxhounds and 20 foxhunters will be gathering in the autumn mists near Blencathra. And a smaller, equally dedicated band of their opponents will also be there. Although hunting with dogs has been banned for almost five years now, it hasn’t stopped the hunting fraternity in Cumbria – or the …

Back the ban

The ban on fox-hunting – that Labour Party members from across the country worked so hard to achieve – is under threat. Yesterday, at a time when our Labour Government is focused on tackling the recession and securing our economic recovery, the Tory spokesman on Animal Welfare re-affirmed that the Tory Party, if elected, would …