Fox club trapped in snare is kept alive by its mother

A FOX cub that was trapped in a snare for up to two weeks was kept alive as his mother brought him food each day. The RSPCA is hunting the person responsible for laying the wire trap, which left the three-month-old cub with horrific injuries. The animal was heard screaming in agony in scrubland near …

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Huntsman cautioned for chasing hare in first case of its kind under Hunting Act

Hare. UK: Huntsman cautioned for chasing hare in first case of its kind under Hunting Act Nigel Bell was filmed chasing a hare by anti-hunt monitors in February this year and has been given a police caution Photo: GETTY Nigel Bell, 53, from the Wick and District Beagles, admitted the breach after he was filmed …

Manchester Airport calls off its cull of rooks nesting in Dunham Massey Golf Club

MANCHESTER Airport has called off a bird cull in Dunham that was due to take place this week, after an outcry from nature lovers. Airport bosses put up notices at the weekend saying they would carry out a cull of a flock of rooks on Thursday. They claimed the work was necessary because a rookery …

Charges dropped

The League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) has dropped its private prosecution of four members of the Isle of Wight Hunt, which was the last hunt prosecution adjourned pending a recent High Court judgment. LACS has confirmed it will not be continuing with the prosecution against Stuart Trousdale, Liam Thom, Jamie Butcher and Malcolm Purcell from …