News

Hunting

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.


Opinion

Heythrop Hunt Guilty

The cost of preventing cruelty in the UK

Alan Kirby of Protect Our Wild Animals explains the background to the successful RSPCA prosecution against David Cameron's favourite hunt and the failings of the British justice system.

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.


Wildlife

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.


Terrier Work

The charity Scottish Badgers said that it identified 134 offences between 2012 and 2015

Charity highlights problem of illegal badger-baiting by criminal gangs

MSPs will be told next week that not enough is being done to combat the illegal practice of badger baiting by criminal gangs in Scotland.

Parson Russell Terrier Elf is believed to have spent most of her life finding badgers in their setts

Dog found with missing jaw after ‘being battered by badger baiting

A dog believed to have been used for badger baiting has been found with part of her jaw missing in Brownhills.

Dog badger baiting

Maggot-infested dog believed to have been involved in badger baiting

A dog believed to have been used for badger baiting which was found infested with maggots on Walney has been put to sleep.