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Low Cost Insurance for Hunters Through Lycetts

Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017
Written by: Anna Goodley

Hunting can be a dangerous business for both rider and horse and while we can be carried off in an ambulance to the waiting arms of the NHS, horses unfortunately do not benefit from the same free treatment. For minor injuries, insurance for hunters may not be required. After all ‘Dr Green’ and a period...

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Why Advocates of the Hunting Act are Running Scared of Repeal

Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Written by: Jim Barrington

 James Barrington is a former Executive Director of the League Against Cruel Sports. He is now an animal welfare consultant to Countryside Alliance, Council of Hunting Associations and the All Party Parliamentary Middle Way Group. The sight of John Prescott, with his leader Jeremy Corbyn in the background, pulling a toy fox out of a...

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Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017
Written by: Dr Helen Brook

The announcement on 9th May that the Prime Minister intends to hold a free vote in Parliament with a view to overturning the Hunting Act took a lot of people by surprise.  While many were aware of her pro-hunting views, the timing (only 1 month before the UK General Election) may be either a blessing…

New Chairman for South Herefordshire Hunt

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

Major Patrick Darling has recently taken over as Chairman of the South Herefordshire Hunt in Wormelow. Major Darling farms the Caradoc Estate at Sellack, near Ross-on-Wye. He is a church warden at St Tysilios at Sellack and a keen huntsman. In June 2016, the BBC released film footage which appeared to show fox cubs being...

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Curator of Hunting Leaves Welsh National Museum.

Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

Dylan Jones, currently Curator of the Sporting, Hunting and Weapons collections and exhibits The Welsh National Museum at St. Fagan’s near Cardiff, will be leaving the museum at the end of March to start his own business. The Hunting collection at the Museum is small but holds some truly wonderful items.  Sadly, despite all of Dylan’s hard...

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Equine Bedding Infection Risk

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

A study reported  in Equine Science News  looked at various materials used in stables to provide bedding for horses. Properties such as dust content, ease of cleaning, comfort, absorbency and cost are often considered. But what about resistance to infection? Researchers at Nottingham Trent University, led by Kelly Yarnell, have been investigating how well some...

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RoR Racing to Hunting Challenge 2017

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Racing to Hunting Challenge’. To showcase the thoroughbred’s versatility, RoR runs events and series for former racehorses at all levels across a range of equestrian sports. In order to recognise the many former racehorses that retire to the hunting field, in conjunction with...

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Tynedale Horn Carries Family Ties

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

The horn blown by Gareth Bow huntsman at the Brocklesby during a recent visit to Tynedale country recently was presented to Harry Bonner in 1898 by the Tynedale Kennels during the Mastership of John Straker. Gareth’s fiancée is Miss Laura Bonner Harry Bonners Great great grand-daughter (image Chris Power photography)

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Echinococcus Tapeworm Infection

Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017
Written by: Marisol Collns

Hunts are currently being invited to take part in a survey about the husbandry and health care of hunting hounds. This forms part of a larger 3-year research project into tapeworm infections in dogs and livestock in the UK. What is the purpose of this study? This is part of a research study on Echinococcus,…

CPS Not RSPCA Should Lead On Animal Welfare Offence Investigation

Posted on Monday, December 26, 2016
Written by: Peter Brook

Finallt the Government have listened to something we have been saying for some time – that Prosecutors can take animal welfare prosecutions from the RSPCA without any difficulty.The RSPCA is under pressure to stop investigating and prosecuting animal welfare cases after MPs on a committee said last month that it should lose its right to pursue hunts and pet owners...

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