Video exposes game-bird shooting industry’s secret carnage of UK wildlife

22nd September 2018 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/game-birds-shooting-season-pheasants-larsen-traps-somerset-animal-aid-a8549001.html Exclusive: 'These traps all over the countryside are a dirty secret of pheasant-rearing: confining highly intelligent birds causes injury and enormous stress' Gamekeepers have been catching wild birds in traps and leaving them in distress for up to two days, to prop up the game-bird shooting industry. Undercover footage taken on …

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Convicted hare courser involved in £100m drug dealing ring

21st September 2018 A man who was convicted of hare coursing in Lincolnshire has now been imprisoned following an investigation into a £100m drug dealing ring. Thomas Jaffray has been jailed for 13 years and 4 months after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis, and conspiracy to launder the proceeds …

BREAKING: Pheasant shooting will end on Welsh public land

Posted 20th September, 2018 Natural Resources Wales has agreed to end pheasant shooting on Welsh public land during a key meeting this afternoon, in a landmark move which has been welcomed by leading wildlife-protection organisations. The announcement comes off the back of a three-year-long campaign by Animal Aid and the League Against Cruel Sports, which …

Gwent residents accused over alleged fox cub deaths appear in court

31st August 2018 Julie Elmore, Nathan Parry, and Paul Reece were charged earlier this year after a police inquiry into alleged cruelty at a hunting kennel in south Herefordshire. The charges relate to foxes which are alleged to have been killed between May 13 and May 28 2016 at Wormelow, Herefordshire. Elmore, aged 55, and …

Employee cautioned over animal welfare offences at prestigious Chargot Estate shoot

30th August 2018 AN employee at one of the most exclusive and expensive shoots in the country - the Chargot Estate in Luxborough, West Somerset - has been cautioned for offences under the Animal Welfare Act and Game Act. The case was brought following an undercover investigation Animal Aid, which has campaigned against the bird-shooting …

gamekeeper convicted for killing two short-eared owls on grouse moor in yorkshire dales national park

28th August 2018 A gamekeeper was convicted at Lancaster Magistrates Court this morning for the killing of two short-eared owls on a grouse moor in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Timothy David Cowin, 44, pleaded guilty to shooting the owls on the Whernside Estate in Cumbria (inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park boundary) and to …