Knocked out, punched, and charged by horses: the life of a hunt saboteur

Cathy Scott spends her spare time trying to show why she thinks the hunting ban isn’t working Ben Bryant 5 May 2018 “I’ve been knocked out. I’ve had a broken nose. I was punched in the face. I got a fractured cheek. I’ve been hit on the head with bottles. I’ve been attacked a lot.” …

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EGG COLLECTOR RECEIVES SUSPENDED SENTENCE AND FINE FOR OFFENCES AGAINST RARE BIRDS

RSPB press release (3 May 2018): An egg collector, who was previously unknown to police, has pleaded guilty to taking osprey eggs and disturbing rare breeding birds in Devon and Scotland. Today (3 May 2018), Jason North, 49, from Plymouth appeared at Plymouth Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to nine charges relating to the taking …

Wildlife group warns of rise in ‘barbaric’ badger baiting in Rossendale

27th April 2018 Environmental campaigners are warning about a rise in badger baiting after discovering new evidence of the sickening activity in the Valley. Activists from the Lancashire Badger Group, a charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of the badger, have warned the public after disturbed badger setts were found in Goodshaw. These were …

From Cheshire Monitors

***EXCLUSIVE*** CHESHIRE FOXHOUNDS ESCAPE PROSECUTION AGAIN DESPITE BLATANT CUB HUNTING On October 21st 2017, Cheshire Monitors filmed what they (and Cheshire Police) believed to be clear evidence of illegal hunting in the village of Tiverton in Cheshire; in this instance, cub hunting. The video evidence Cheshire Police submitted to the CPS included two clips from …

BEWARE HORRIBLE ARTICLE

Fox hunter Neil Pinkerton gets dog back after being cleared of animal cruelty April 24 2018 A man acquitted of animal cruelty charges will get to keep his terrier dog despite it suffering horrific injuries in a savage night-time hunt. Neil Pinkerton (30) was charged with causing unnecessary suffering to the dog and the fox, …

FFS (part 72)

Master of hunt is acquitted on appeal April 20th, 2018 Kim Richardson, a joint-master of the Crawley & Horsham Hunt was acquitted today in Lewes Crown Court following a conviction of an offence under Section 4a of the Public Order Act 1986. Representing Richardson in court today, Peter Glenser QC commented: “Kim should never have …

Father and son leave Belvoir Hunt monitor with broken neck in attack

10th April 2018 A father and son attacked two members of an animal welfare charity as they filmed the Belvoir Hunt. Ex-police officer, Darryl Cunnington, a monitoring investigator with the League Against Cruel Sports, suffered a broken neck after falling from a 14 foot ledge. His colleague, Roger Swain, was also injured and had his …