http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/everything/rss.xml/4/34 en Addressing all the elephants in the room after the UK General Election http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/addressing-all-elephants-room-after-uk-general-election <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/political-advocacy/ros-leeming">Ros Leeming </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 05/11/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_12_15_cartoon.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 445px;" />So who saw that coming?</p> <p>Not me, certainly.</p> <p>For weeks I have been going over all the possible coalitions and imagining what kind of an animal welfare policy mash up they would create between them.</p> <p>If in some twist of fate they all had to govern together I imagined animal policy being like a bizarre robot wearing a Tory safari hat, with a Scottish kilt and Green Party boots, maybe a Labour flak jacket, possibly waving a UKIP pint in its hand.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/addressing-all-elephants-room-after-uk-general-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Foxes badgers election England fox hunting hunting with dogs United Kingdom Mon, 11 May 2015 15:11:31 +0000 Ros Leeming 103974 at http://www.ifaw.org Controversial new ad campaign highlights sly tactics of fox hunts which flout the law http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/controversial-new-ad-campaign-highlights-sly-tactics-fox-hunts-which-flout-law <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">Tue, 05/05/2015</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="200" title="Controversial new ad campaign highlights sly tactics of fox hunts which flout the law" alt="Controversial new ad campaign highlights sly tactics of fox hunts which flout th" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fox-press-pic.jpg?1430771943" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Hunters are given a fox-like makeover in a controversial new advertising campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today to highlight illegal fox hunting.</p> <p>&lsquo;The Sly Ones&rsquo; campaign, featuring photographs of models with subtle fox-like features in hunting attire, drives home the message that 10 years after the ban on hunting with hounds, foxes are still being illegally hunted and it is time to strengthen the Hunting Act. The images are captioned &lsquo;It&rsquo;s not the foxes who are sly&rsquo;.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/controversial-new-ad-campaign-highlights-sly-tactics-fox-hunts-which-flout-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foxes fox fox hunting foxes hunting act sport hunting Fri, 01 May 2015 17:12:30 +0000 adintino 103869 at http://www.ifaw.org When it comes to hunting, it’s not the foxes who are sly http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/when-it-comes-hunting-it%E2%80%99s-not-foxes-who-are-s-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/dogs-cats/philip-mansbridge">Philip Mansbridge</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 05/05/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_04_15_sly.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 939px;" />So, election time is here again, the time when big issues such as the economy, the future of the NHS, taxation, immigration and the like are all thrown into the melting pot and packaged up into headlines and soundbites that try to appeal to each and every one of us. But, there&rsquo;s another contentious issue that affects hardly anyone, yet apparently &lsquo;divides the nation&rsquo;&hellip;. fox hunting.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/when-it-comes-hunting-it%E2%80%99s-not-foxes-who-are-s-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The ban on hunting with dogs Foxes Act Cameron cruelty dogs fox hunting Mon, 04 May 2015 13:55:12 +0000 Philip Mansbridge 103884 at http://www.ifaw.org The hunt that got away again, but should it have? http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/hunt-got-away-again-should-it-have <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/political-advocacy/jordi-casamitjana">Jordi Casamitjana </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 03/19/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BpmnHVtK7YU" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>They say there was no evidence.</p> <p>They say they hunt legally now.</p> <p>They say they now do &ldquo;trail hunting&rdquo; (following a fox&rsquo;s urine trail rather than the scent of a live fox), and because of that they should not be prosecuted under the Hunting Act.</p> <p>Ok, let&rsquo;s see if you buy into this.</p> <p><strong>On the 18<sup>th</sup> of March 2015 the RSPCA made the following announcement:</strong></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/BpmnHVtK7YU&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/BpmnHVtK7YU&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpmnHVtK7YU"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-BpmnHVtK7YU.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/hunt-got-away-again-should-it-have" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The ban on hunting with dogs Foxes banning hunting with dogs Briton hounds scent Video Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:25:43 +0000 Jordi Casamitjana 103328 at http://www.ifaw.org 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 Time has come to ask for amendments to the Hunting Act http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/time-has-come-ask-amendments-hunting-act <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/political-advocacy/jordi-casamitjana">Jordi Casamitjana </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 03/18/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="We are now calling for a number of necessary amendments of the Hunting Act to address this clear enforcement problem." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_18_15_huntingact2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 405px;" title="We are now calling for a number of necessary amendments of the Hunting Act to address this clear enforcement problem." />Today we received the news that the RSPCA has dropped the prosecution against the huntsman of the Cattistock hunt that was scheduled to be heard in a few weeks&rsquo; time.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/time-has-come-ask-amendments-hunting-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Political advocacy The ban on hunting with dogs Foxes guns horses hunting hunting with dogs Trail Hunting Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:35:27 +0000 Jordi Casamitjana 103318 at http://www.ifaw.org