Saboteurs claim they saved the life of an otter that was being hunted illegally

1st August 2019 Tense footage shows the moment that hunt saboteurs ‘saved the life’ of what they said was an otter. Although otters were made a protected species more than 40 years ago, the activists claim people are still hunting them illegally. “An otter was seen… fleeing” Saboteur groups said they caught the Culmstock Hunt illegally hunting on 27 July …

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‘Ruthless cull’: Hundreds of thousands of animals being killed on private estates to protect grouse shooting, Chris Packham says

31st July 2019 Foxes, stoats, weasels and mountain hares ‘ruthlessly’ targeted alongside illegal killings of protected species, says TV presenter. Hundreds of thousands of animals including foxes, weasels and stoats are being legally killed in the UK to protect grouse moors, naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham has claimed. Packham was speaking to The Independent …

Dramatic video shows clash between hunt protester and councillor as charge is dropped

1st August 2019 Charges against a hunt saboteur have been dropped after a confrontation with a councillor was caught on camera. Dafydd Hughes was walking toward a drag hunt meeting on a lane near Ruthin in December 2018 when he was confronted by Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor community councillor Ed Lloyd-Ellis. Footage of the incident shows …

Hunt protesters vow not to ‘go away’ after being cleared over clash with farmer

24th July 2019 A pair of anti-hunt protesters who had been accused of assault following a clash with a landowners' agent have been cleared of the charges. Charlotte Mueller, 24, who is studying animal management, insisted she acted in self-defence when she pushed and kicked Edward Lloyd-Ellis. Video clips recorded by those at the scene …

Four Hartlepool men sentenced for interfering with a badger sett

Four Hartlepool men sentenced for interfering with a badger sett and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog 30 July 2019 Four men have been sentenced for offences under the Badger Act 1992 and Animal Welfare Act 2006 after they were found interfering with a known badger sett in the village of Hovingham, North Yorkshire. Clint …

The vile response to Chris Packham’s challenges of the shooting industry show why hunt saboteurs wear masks

27th July 2019 Wild Justice, a group set up by Chris Packham and other wildlife experts, has been very successful in challenging the shooting industry. But its success has come at a price. And the shooting industry’s response to Wild Justice is a perfect example of why many hunt saboteurs cover their faces. Online abuse …

Couple’s anger after savage attack by Isle of Wight Hunt dogs

26th July 2019 A WOMAN was savagely attacked by a terrier accompanying the Isle of Wight Hunt, while walking through the Gatcombe countryside. She came across the hunt exercising around 30 hounds, which she said was 'massively intimidating' in itself. A terrier with the group bit her several times on her thigh, and several of …