Two men arrested on suspicion of hare coursing in Whitchurch

24th November 2020 POLICE have arrested two men on suspicion of hare coursing. The incident happened in a field in Whitchurch, Hampshire on Sunday. Officers received reports of trespassers in the field at around 10.15am. A 22 year old man from Gillingham in Dorset and a 31 year old man from Salisbury, Wiltshire, were arrested …

Hartlepool man is first person in the country to breach a community protection notice for hare coursing

10th November 2020 Michael Lund, 51, of Lazenby Road, Hartlepool, did not appear at Hull Magistrates’ Court last month, but pleaded guilty to the breach of the notice (CPN) by post. Lund was first issued with a CPN in October 2019 after being seen coursing for hares at locations in East Yorkshire, including Asselby, Halsham, …

Two men arrested for hare coursing offences in Boston area

18th November 2020 The two men from outside the county were arrested and charged with hare coursing offences in Amber Hill on Thursday November 17. Leslie Coneley, aged 27, from Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, has been charged with permitting the use of a vehicle without insurance and hunting a wild mammal with a dog. Jimmy Coneley, …

Grouse shooting licence move sparks ‘dismay’

26th November 2020 Licensing is to be introduced for Scottish shooting estates in a bid to make them more accountable for practices such as raptor persecution. It comes despite strong opposition from land managers who claim it will make their businesses unprofitable. The Scottish government said it would bring forward legislation in the next parliamentary …

National Trust pause trail hunting on its land following webinar police probe

26th November 2020 The National Trust have said it will pause trail hunting on its land and will not be granting new licences this season. The news follows a ITV News report that revealed webinars hosted by The Hunting Office, the sport’s governing body, are being examined by police officers in conjunction with the Crown …

Message from the Hunt Saboteurs Association

24th November 2020 Last night, ITV News covered our story of the leaked Hunting Office webinars, in which hunt staff were encouraged to commit perjury and break the Hunting Act. Please watch the great 5 minute news piece via the following link - https://www.itv.com/news/2020-11-24/police-and-cps-investigating-webinars-held-by-huntings-governing-body