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Leaked hunting webinar exposes possible criminal conspiracy at highest level.

A private zoom seminar, supposedly for training hunt masters, was filmed and leaked by the HSA. The video allegedly shows the Master of the Foxhounds association (MFHA) chairman Lord Benjamin Mancroft, MFHA Mark Hankinson, Richard Tyacke director of the Association of Masters of Harriers and Beagles (AMHB aka the hunting office), Phil Davies Countryside Alliance Police Liaison and more all openly discussing "smokescreens" and methods to dodge the law.  Notably, many of the members providing this "training" are retired police and Tory peers. In the meeting they brazenly discuss Hunt Saboteurs and hunt protestors, as well as groups monitoring and collecting evidence. They discuss when and what to record and what not to record, using legal loopholes to disguise illegal...

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A good day for Scottish wildlife - Massive changes in Scottish wildlife laws

On Wednesday the 17th of June, Holyrood voted in new amendments and changes to wildlife laws, with strengthened protections for seals, birds of prey and mountain hares bringing and end to illegal persecution. Mountain Hares The new laws will prevent the unlicensed killing of mountain hares. Previously legal, mountain hares have been persecuted on the rolling hillsides of the grouse moors for years. Shooters have been filmed killing tens, sometimes hundreds of hares at a time, disseminating entire populations in a day of shooting. Scottish parliament previously had called for shooters to practice "voluntary restraint" when shooting the hares, however video footage suggests otherwise. The reasoning behind the killings of these hares, was population reduction, a self-proclaimed cull of the...

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Why snares are so bad for wildlife.

What are snares? Snares are a form of basic trap, consisting of a loop usually made of metal wire. Snares are placed around common routes the desired animal takes and are designed to wrap around a limb, head or body of the animal and tightens around it, entrapping it until the animal is retrieved by the person who set the snare, or the animal dies. Are snares legal in the UK? Snares are legal in the UK, we are one of the few countries that still allow the use of snares as they've been banned across the world due to the slow and painful death that animals entrapped in them suffer. Self-locking snares are banned in the UK, but this...

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Hunting with hounds given the green light amid pandemic

The hunting office, the executive governing arm of hunting with hounds throughout the UK, has reportedly allowed hunting from the 1st of June, despite concerns nationwide about the pandemic. The traditional fox hunting season isn't until autumn, however the directive from the hunting office means that mink hunts will be allowed to go out during whats left of their usual season. Mink hunting is a banned practice in the UK, under the same laws that govern hunting with hounds, however evidence has shown that it still continues. Like fox hunting, mink hunts happen deep within the countryside along waterways, often out of sight of the public. Hunters use packs of hounds and walk either alongside or in the river, and...

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