It’s not that we’re deliberately looking for stories linking Yorkshire with wildlife crime, it’s more that they just keep turning up. When it’s not the region’s gamekeepers shooting or poisoning birds of prey, it seems that its so-called ‘trail hunting’ fox hunters can’t help breaking the law either. As a report in the Hull Daily Mail puts it rather prosaically, “Two men have been charged after allegedly allowing dogs to hunt a fox in East Yorkshire”.Continue reading
Last week many of us (well, many of us opposed to grouse shooting) received an email from Kevin Cummings (or Kevin’s office anyway). Kevin works for the Langholm Initiative (LI), a well-established charity which co-ordinates the Langholm Moor Community Buyout, and the email gave an update to donors to their Crowdfunder (which closed after easily reaching its £5000 target last year).Continue reading
It seems to have skipped the notice of many of the UK’s many fox/stag/hare hunters that in 2002 Scotland passed the Protection Of Wild Mammals Act and that England and Wales passed the Hunting Act 2004 (which came into force in early 2005). Perhaps there wasn’t enough publicity at the time – or every year since. In fact there are hundreds of hunts still operating, and now, writes Charlie Moores, the League Against Cruel Sports have devised an interactive map to show exaclty where they are.Continue reading
In his Guardian column this morning George Monbiot admits to being close to burn out. He says that “I believe resilience is the most useful human quality…but in 2019 I felt my resolve begin to weaken at times as it has never done before.
Eco-anxiety is all around us, writes Charlie Moores, it’s what we do about it that matters.
Campaigners in the UK are celebrating increasing success against hunting with hounds. As Jack Riggall explains, the anti-hunting community have been forcing organised hunts off more and more land, and reclaiming that land for wild animals that will now be safe [or at least, safer].Continue reading
Podcasts with campaigners on a wide range of conservation/environmental issues. From campaigns to ban trophy hunting and clean up ghostContinue reading