Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/press/rss.xml/4/23 en IFAW calls for amendments to Hunting Act in light of another hunting prosecution being dropped and trail hunting repeatedly being used by hunts as a false alibi http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-calls-amendments-hunting-act-light-another-hunting-prosecution-being-dropped-and-trail-hun <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 03/18/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="197" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Fox_Hunt_300_4.jpg?1426710557" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) is changing its position on the Hunting Act and calling for a number of necessary amendments in light of another prosecution being dropped.</p> <p>IFAW, one of the key groups involved in successfully campaigning for the Hunting Act to be introduced a decade ago, has continued to work to protect this vital piece of wildlife legislation. However, it believes the Act now needs amending so it can be used more effectively.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-calls-amendments-hunting-act-light-another-hunting-prosecution-being-dropped-and-trail-hun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy The ban on hunting with dogs Foxes foxes hunting act hunting fox illegal hunting Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:29:34 +0000 adintino 103317 at http://www.ifaw.org Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Parliament Square http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/freddie-fox-and-friends-watch-pack-hounds-%E2%80%98chase%E2%80%99-stag-around-parliament-square <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 03/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="329" title="Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Parliament Square" alt="Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Par" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Freddie_Fox_300px.jpg?1395255283" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW&rsquo;s costumed fox will look on as two eye-catching ad vans chase each other around Westminster tomorrow (Thursday 20 March) to warn the public that the Hunting Act is under threat and the Government is seeking to allow a return to hunting &lsquo;by the back door&rsquo;.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/freddie-fox-and-friends-watch-pack-hounds-%E2%80%98chase%E2%80%99-stag-around-parliament-square" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy The ban on hunting with dogs Foxes ban fox hunting fox hunting freddie the fox hunting act hunting with dogs Parliament Square Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:03:51 +0000 adintino 99623 at http://www.ifaw.org Eight in ten people believe fox hunting belongs to the past http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/node/98739 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 12/26/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="197" title="Eight in ten people believe fox hunting belongs to the past" alt="Eight in ten people believe fox hunting belongs to the past" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Fox_Hunt_300_1.jpg?1388072013" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new survey released on Boxing Day, a major day in the hunting calendar, from the League Against Cruel Sports, RSPCA and <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>, shows 80 percent of the Great British public think that fox hunting should not be made legal again; 85 percent think deer hunting should not be made legal again; and 87 percent think hare hunting/coursing should not be made legal again. <sup>1</sup> Ipsos MORI</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/node/98739" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The ban on hunting with dogs Foxes ban fox hunting fox hunting foxes hunting hunting act Thu, 26 Dec 2013 16:05:12 +0000 adintino 98739 at http://www.ifaw.org Guilty plea to Hunting Act offence - Huntsman fined after admitting illegally hunting a fox http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/guilty-plea-hunting-act-offence-huntsman-fined-after-admitting-illegally-hunting-fox <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/12/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="240" height="191" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/huntsman%20horn_300px.jpg?1379012001" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Huntsman of the Seavington Hunt today admitted an offence of hunting a fox with dogs at Yeovil Magistrates&rsquo; Court.</p> <p>Huntsman David Parker (18/1/74) of Seavington St Mary, Ilminster pleaded guilty to the Hunting Act offence which took place in the area around Causeway Lane, Winsham in Dorset in January 2013.</p> <p>He was sentenced to pay a &pound;500 fine, &pound;500 costs plus a &pound;50 victim surcharge.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/guilty-plea-hunting-act-offence-huntsman-fined-after-admitting-illegally-hunting-fox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy The ban on hunting with dogs ban fox hunting fox hunt uk fox hunting Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:00:30 +0000 adintino 97578 at http://www.ifaw.org Eyewitness accounts suggest suspicious behaviour of hunts in the South West http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/eyewitness-accounts-suggest-suspicious-behaviour-hunts-south-west <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 01/23/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="197" title="Eyewitness accounts suggest suspicious behaviour of hunts in the South West" alt="Eyewitness accounts suggest suspicious behaviour of hunts in the South West" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Fox_Hunt_300_0.jpg?1359055952" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A recent video filmed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) reveals its suspicions about the activities of hunts operating in the South West.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/eyewitness-accounts-suggest-suspicious-behaviour-hunts-south-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy The ban on hunting with dogs Foxes ban fox hunting fox hunt fox hunting Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:38:45 +0000 adintino 85836 at http://www.ifaw.org Landmark Victory as Hunt pleads guilty to offences under the Hunting Act http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/landmark-victory-hunt-pleads-guilty-offences-under-hunting-act <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 12/17/2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="197" title="Landmark Victory as Hunt pleads guilty to offences under the Hunting Act" alt="Landmark Victory as Hunt pleads guilty to offences under the Hunting Act" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Fox_Hunt_300.jpg?1355769873" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Heythrop Hunt and two of its members pleaded guilty today to offences under the Hunting Act 2004 at Oxford Magistrates&#39; Court.</p> <p>The Heythrop Hunt Ltd pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawfully hunting a wild fox with dogs in a landmark victory in the campaign against the cruel sport of hunting with dogs. It is the first time that an entire Hunt has been faced with corporate charges and been found guilty of illegal hunting.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/landmark-victory-hunt-pleads-guilty-offences-under-hunting-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy The ban on hunting with dogs Foxes ban fox hunting fox fox hunt fox hunting Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:52:31 +0000 adintino 82981 at http://www.ifaw.org