Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/press/rss.xml/4/23 en Hunting Vote Postponed To Avoid Government Defeat http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/hunting-vote-postponed-avoid-government-defeat <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, 07/14/2015</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" title="Hunting Vote Postponed To Avoid Government Defeat" alt="Hunting Vote Postponed To Avoid Government Defeat" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Fox_Hunt_300_5.jpg?1436887389" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Leading animal welfare charity the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is delighted that the Government has come unstuck in its attempts to sabotage the Hunting Act.</p> <p>The Government announced today that it was postponing a vote scheduled for tomorrow on wrecking amendments to the Hunting Act, following on from the announcement by the SNP that its MPs would vote against a return to cruelty.</p> <p>The proposals put forward by the Government amounted to bringing back hunting by the back door.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/hunting-vote-postponed-avoid-government-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy The ban on hunting with dogs Foxes ban fox hunting fox hunting foxes hunting act Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:34:05 +0000 adintino 104684 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 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