Guilty plea to Hunting Act offence - Huntsman fined after admitting illegally hunting a fox

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The Huntsman of the Seavington Hunt today admitted an offence of hunting a fox with dogs at Yeovil Magistrates’ Court.

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.

He was sentenced to pay a £500 fine, £500 costs plus a £50 victim surcharge.

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A successful prosecution against illegal foxhunting in Yeovil Magistrates’ Court

Thu, 09/12/2013

In the video above, we see key footage obtained by Wildlife Crime Investigators for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) which led to a successful prosecution (taken by the RSPCA) against the huntsman of the Seavington Foxhounds in Dorset, UK, for illegally hunting a fox with dogs (an offence under the Hunting Act 2004), on 26 January 2013.

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Tragödie in Rumänien: Die Massentötung von Straßenhunden ist keine Lösung

Wed, 09/11/2013
Tragödie in Rumänien: Die Massentötung von Straßenhunden ist keine Lösung

Tragödie in Rumänien: Die Massentötung von Straßenhunden ist keine LösungLetzte Woche wurden der vierjährige Ionuţ Anghel und sein sechsjähriger Bruder laut Medienberichten in einem Bukarester Park von Hunden angefallen. Der ältere Bruder konnte verletzt entkommen. Ionuţ wurde getötet.

Neue Studie zeigt: Illegaler Wildtierhandel bedroht Sicherheit weltweit

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Thu, 09/12/2013
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Gewildertes Nashorn-Horn im Tsavopark in Kenia
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Gewildertes Nashorn-Horn im Tsavopark in Kenia

Der illegale Wildtierhandel gefährdet nicht nur viele Arten und bringt einige an den Rand der Ausrottung, sondern stellt auch eine ernsthafte Bedrohung der nationalen und regionalen Sicherheit vieler Staaten dar. Das belegt eine neue Studie des IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds).

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Hamburg
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Dörte von der Reith
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New report links the illegal wildlife trade to global security

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The illegal wildlife trade is not only detrimental to many of the world’s endangered species, but also poses a genuine threat to national and global security, a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) asserts.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Romanian tragedy: culling street dogs isn’t the solution

Wed, 09/11/2013
Street dogs are a major problem in communities throughout the world.

Street dogs are a major problem in communities throughout the world.Last week, 4-year-old Ionuţ Anghel and his 6-year-old brother were attacked by dogs in a park in Bucharest. His brother escaped with wounds, but Ionuţ was killed, his body found some distance away.<

Un rapport inédit dénonce l’impact du trafic d’espèces sauvages sur la sécurité internationale

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Thu, 09/12/2013
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Un rapport inédit dénonce l’impact du trafic d’espèces sauvages sur la sécurité

Dans un rapport inédit préfacé par Laurent Fabius, Ministre des Affaires Etrangères et Nicolas Hulot, Envoyé spécial du Président pour la protection de la planète, le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux (IFAW) révèle aujourd’hui la menace que fait peser le trafic d’espèces sauvages sur la sécurité nationale et internationale.

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Reims, France
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Céline Sissler-Bienvenu (IFAW France et Afrique Francophone)
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In California, standing up for coexistence, not war with all animals

Wed, 09/11/2013
In California, standing up for coexistence, not war with all animals

There's still work to do, but the passage of this bill is good news for California's animals.I’m happy to report that California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 789, a historic anti-trapping cruelty bill, into law on August 27!