Maurice Weir sued the Countryside Alliance and won his case in 2016

Countryside Alliance loses pigeon appeal

The Countryside Alliance has lost its appeal against a pigeon fancier being awarded damages for the alleged slaughter of his birds by hunting dogs.

Sean McClarron at court

Three Derwent Hunt members charged with illegal hunting

Hunt master Sean McClarron, kennel-huntsman Jason Marles and whipper-in Damian Readman have been charged under the Hunting Act.

Trespass: Badsworth and Bramham Moor Hunt huntsman Richard Mould and master Nigel Dickson ignore warning signs.

Fox hunt ignored warning signs and trespassed on canal towpaths

The Badsworth and Bramham Moor Hunt have been criticised for ignoring warning signs and galloping down narrow canal towpaths.

Middleton Hunt: Charles Carter made the lewd outburst to a fox hunting protester

Middleton Hunt hounds die beside a grass verge after they are hit by cars

At least three Middleton Hunt foxhounds were killed and several more severely injured when the hunt rode down a busy 60mph main road near Norton.


Red Kites targetted by shooters

Red kite shot dead in North Yorkshire

The bird of prey was discovered near Greenhow in Nidderdale.

Buzzard in flight

Police appeal after buzzard shot in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire

Police in North Yorkshire are appealing for information after the discovery of a bird of prey that was killed illegally.

Quin the cat is recovering after surgery.

Cat loses leg after getting caught in illegal animal trap

A cat has lost a leg after getting caught in an illegal animal trap just outside Limavady, Co Londonderry.

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Jim Barrington

James Barrington – Countryside Alliance ‘Animal Welfare Consultant’

Just as predictable as badger baiters claiming they were only 'hunting rabbits' are the articles and letters by James Barrington regurgitating his past.

Hunting with hounds

Masters of Foxhounds Association warns of shortage of foxes

The Sunday Mirror has learned that a letter sent by the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) to 800 hunt masters and chairmen warns of a nationwide "shortage of foxes"

Countryside Alliance Tim Bonner

Carping Countryside officials have to go

The Western Daily Press reluctantly reveals why it believes two of the top men at the Countryside Alliance must go.

How some hunters treat their horses

How some hunters treat their horses YouTube play