Man faces prison for hare coursing

by Graham Fraser, Hamilton Advertiser TWO Lanarkshire men found guilty of hare coursing have been warned they could face jail. Robert Clements (44), of Moray Avenue, Blantyre, and co-accused David Scott (40), of Carluke, used three lurchers to hunt a juvenile hare on farmland near Stirling. Sentence on the men, who both denied the charge, …

Saboteurs call for boycott of pro-hunt pubs

by David Holmes, Chester Chronicle PUBLICANS in rural Cheshire are on the frontline in the battle between pro and anti-hunt supporters. The North West Hunt Saboteurs Association has posted a blacklist of country watering holes on its website to put pressure on licensees to break all links with hunt members. Drinkers are being urged by …

Men fined for hunting a wild mammal and causing a dog to enter a badger sett

A man from Penrith and another from Skipton have been fined £200 each after hunting a fox with a dog and causing a dog to enter a badger sett. John Joseph Bowman, 19, of Lakeland View, Greengill, Penrith and William Smith, 27, of Keighley Road, Skipton today (Monday 19 May 2008) pleaded guilty to both …