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NI Anti Hunting Bill Fails

Posted on Thursday, December 9, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

The Private Members Anti Hunting Bill was debated in Stormont on Monday 6th December The Bill was defeated as 45 of the votes, out of 83, were opposed to the bill, which was brought before the assembly by Alliance MLA, John Blair. The Bill was roundly criticised during its second reading with Department of Agriculture,...

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Consultation on Scottish Licensing Proposals

Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

In 2018  The Right Honourable Lord Bonomy was asked to undertake a review to ascertain whether the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 is providing a sufficient level of protection for wild mammals, while at the same time allowing effective and humane control of mammals. However the report did not give the answers the...

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Trail Hunting and the National Trust Vote

Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2021
Written by: The Editor

If you are a member of the National Trust, please vote AGAINST the Member’s Resolution to ban trail hunting on Nation Trust Land at this year’s AGM. Unless you are attending the AGM in person, you MUST VOTE ONLINE BY FRIDAY 22nd OCTOBER. – Please read on to learn how to vote. Details of the resolution…

The Society of Equestrian Artists Horse in Art Exhibition 2021

Posted on Saturday, September 4, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

Horse in Art exhibition 2021 Opens 4th – 11th September Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm, Saturday 9.30am – 2pm (closed Sunday) At Sally Mitchell’s Fine Art Gallery, Newcastle Arms,1 Market Place, Tuxford. Neward Nottinghamshire NG220 0RN The Society is pleased to announce the opening of the  Horse in Art Exhibition 2021. Sadly the Society...

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Effects of Lockdown on Horses and Owners

Posted on Friday, August 27, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

The latest edition of Equine Science News reveals the results of Scottish research into the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on horses, owners and people working with them. The work was conducted at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in collaboration with the Waltham Petcare Science Institute, during the lockdown restrictions imposed by the pandemic. It showed...

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Quorn Hunt Case Dropped -Lack of Evidence

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Written by: Peter Brook
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-58328233 Part way through the trial, the prosecution was dropped as the CPS said there was no reasonable [any] prospect of conviction. The CPS statement was revealing “Suffice to say, having listened to Mr Swain giving clearly honest and truthful evidence in cross-examination, for which he is to be commended, my impression, was that this...

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Ri-Dry RoR Racing to Hunting Challenge 2021

Posted on Friday, August 20, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook
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The final of the Ri-Dry RoR Racing to Hunting Challenge has a new home for 2021 as finalists will be able to enjoy a free day out with the Ledbury Hunt while the judges assess the merits and behaviour of six individual horses in the hunting field. The final of the event was previously held...

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Hunts Celebrate the Return of the Festival of Hunting

Posted on Friday, July 23, 2021
Written by: The Editor

Returning to the East of England Showground for the 133rd Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show, 25 packs of Modern and Old English Foxhounds and over 5,000 spectators were delighted to be back at this very popular rural event on Wednesday 21st July, supported by the Countryside Alliance. Organised by the East of England Agricultural Society, the...

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Festival of Hunting

Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

The East of England Agricultural Society, organisers of The Festival of Hunting, along with the Chairman and committee of The Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show Society are delighted to announce they are planning for this popular rural event to return to the East of England Showground, Peterborough, on Wednesday 21st July, supported by the Countryside Alliance. The...

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New Chairman Takes Up Hunting role

Posted on Friday, May 28, 2021
Written by: The Editor
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On behalf of the MFHA, The Hunting Office announces that Andrew Osborne becomes the new Chairman of the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA). He succeeds Lord Mancroft, who has been Chairman for seven years and has helped to guide the MFHA and Hunting Office through many challenges, not least the Covid pandemic. A hunting man...

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