Nigel Farage (TOSSER) shows his fox hunting support at Boxing Day chase – but 80% of Brits back the ban

Nigel Farage shows his fox hunting support at Boxing Day chase - but 80% of Brits back the ban Downing Street has suggested it might introduce a government motion to amend the 2004 ban by relaxing rules that say farmers can only use two dogs to hunt Tally Ho! UKIP leader Nigel Farage moves in …

Residents’ shock as the Beaufort hunt hurtled through Tetbury town centre last Monday

TERRIFIED Tetbury residents have reported the Beaufort Hunt to police after a pack of hounds ran through the town centre on Monday. Resident Peter Martin saw the hunt come right past his house on Longfurlong Lane and said it was “completely unacceptable” for such an activity to take place in a residential area. He claims …

Cheshire Forest Hunt whipper-in fined for assaulting female employee

Sexual assault charges dropped on day of trial AN Ollerton farmer has expressed his relief after charges he faced for allegedly sexually assaulting two women were dropped when prosecutors found new evidence. Andrew Callwood, of Manor Farm, Seven Sisters Lane, was due to stand trial at Chester Crown Court on Monday charged with common assault …

David Gower defends fox hunting and pheasant shooting

Make 'townies' take an exam in rural affairs before they are allowed to vote, says David Gower Mr Gower attacked politicians who are ‘allergic to grass’, saying they make unpopular decisions about countryside matters Defended the controversial pursuits of fox hunting and pheasant shooting, saying they provided an effective form of pest control and conservation …

Carlisle badger-arrest gang claim they had fox

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/carlisle-badger-arrest-gang-claim-they-had-fox-1.1070685 Carlisle badger-arrest gang claim they had fox Tuesday, 16 July 2013 Three Carlisle men have accused two police officers of not knowing the difference between a fox and a badger. The men were all convicted at the city’s magistrates’ court in May of illegally taking a live badger – a protected species – from …

Four members of the Middleton Hunt are to face prosecution for Hunting Act and animal cruelty offences

28 June 2013 Four member of the Middleton Hunt, including the Huntsman and the Whipper-in, have been summonsed to appear at Court on 15 July 2013 for offences under the Hunting Act 2004 and the Animal Welfare Act 2006. A report was made to Humberside Police by The League following an incident on land near …

Man accused of badger sett disturbance to appear in court following investigations by the League

28 June 2013 William Staines has been summonsed to appear before Canterbury & St. Augustine Magistrates’ Court on Friday 28th June 2013, charged with an offence of Interfering with a badger sett. The case is based upon surveillance evidence provided by League investigators in respect of an incident which is alleged to have occurred on …