BY JENS ULRICH HØGH Dear Editor, The British press has a vast global audience. Media giants like The Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, and BBC are highly regarded as credible sources of information around the globe. Rigorous British press standards surely helped to build such a stellar reputation. Unfortunately, I feel that these once high standards seem to be on a slippery slope of … Continue reading What Happened to British Press Standards?
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The last fortnight has been rough on the chickens. One cockerel and a hen stolen away by a wily fox. My young son guilty for not counting them all into their enclosure at night. Eleven is a good age to learn responsibility for others, as well as how to help provide. More chickens, a ledger and an incubator are on the way. … Continue reading Beyond Red Crows
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ A website called Hunting Leaks – seemingly run by the convicted fraudster Jay Tiernan* of Stop the Cull – is doxing hunt subscribers and their businesses. Extremists are encouraged to hassle those on the list. To justify its criminality, the group accuses the Countryside Alliance of holding a database on saboteurs – this, they insist, makes their action an … Continue reading Aubrey’s Hunt Sabs Ka-Ching
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ “Leaked webinar shows huge criminal conspiracy at hunting’s highest level”. Or so the hunt sabs’ tweet proclaimed. So what was breaking? Not a lot. So what really happened during this webinar? It seems an invite was sent out to hunt staff to attend a trail hunting webinar by the Hunting Office, which is the body responsible for the administration … Continue reading The Infiltrated Webinar
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Sad and worrying stats were released by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) recently. Research shows 64% of Scottish gamekeepers receive abuse from members of the public at least once a year. And another 79% are concerned about their future. Put into context, that’s 64% of Scottish gamekeepers getting grief for going about their lawful business putting … Continue reading The Coming Storm
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ A recent article in The Independent from the animal rights fanatic Jane Dalton shows how a once respected newspaper has declined over the years into an impecunious, partisan and clickbait-driven blog. The article in question can be found here: This article by Dalton is particularly revolting as it deliberately conflates the despised enemy of country folk – poachers – … Continue reading Poachers are not Hunters
BY JOHN NASH Hunting regularly comes under fire from supporters of animal rights, vegetarianism and folks who are concerned with ecological extinction. The heaviest fire directed at trophy hunting in Africa, replete with visions of Victorian Rider Haggard types in pith helmets blasting African animals in all directions. Talk about barking up the wrong tree. Modern Africa is very different. Most trophy hunters go to South Africa, … Continue reading A Funny Old Game
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Last week’s article caused quite a stir. However, anti-hunt saboteurs either faking evidence or making false claims is nothing new. One particular case was even described in the first ever government hunting inquiry report of 1951 (The Scott Henderson Inquiry) when a master of fox hounds brought a libel case against a local clergyman: “This gentleman wrote a letter … Continue reading Antis Crowdfunding Court Fines
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN DW: Good afternoon. Thanks for reaching out. Anti: You are scum of the earth! How can you sleep at night and be Editor of that hunt-supporting rag? DW: Hold your horses. I look at hunting as a neutral. I’ve never been on a hunt, although I was once dragged out on the Yorkshire moors in winter for beagling as part of a … Continue reading Chat with an Anti
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ This magazine’s recent article concerning huntsman Lee Peters and his appalling harassment at the hands of anti hunt extremists – covering their multiple attempts at vexatious litigation in a bid to ruin his life – appalled and shocked a great number of people. The response has been overwhelming, frankly – thousands of reads, lots of feedback on social media … Continue reading Chart of Antis
BY NIGEL BEAN My home is in the shires and we have some wonderful packs. I’ve had some great days – the Bicester and Whaddon chase, Warwickshire and Kimblewick to name a few. But my hunting heart lies down with the Exmoor fox hounds, affectionately known as the Stars of the West where, pre-ban, we had some amazing rides. My beloved Exmoor, the hunting Mecca … Continue reading Exmoor Memories
BY NIGEL BEAN The wannabe doctor Annabelle Lea is a product of a left wing educational system that has indoctrinated her all through her young life. #AnnabelleLea Each of Annabelle’s parents want banning from Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and the Rotary club for raising this upstart. pic.twitter.com/8t1o1hUw2J — Mandy (@Kleesho) December 17, 2019 This is why Labour want the voting age lowered – so many of the … Continue reading Once Bitten Twice Shy
From Derbyshire Police’s Rural Crime Team’s Facebook Page: Some of you may be aware that our colleague Derbyshire Constabulary Wildlife Officer recently posted on Facebook that we have met with members of organised Hunts who operate in the Derbyshire area and that we would like to meet with sab/monitor groups. Sadly, and predictably this was met with a barrage of negative comments, some abuse and … Continue reading Derbyshire Police Appeal to Sabs
BY NIGEL BEAN On the sixteenth of this month, Labour-run Liverpool Council passed a motion condemning all field sports as barbaric. This means they are labelling the hundreds of thousands of mainly rural folk that make a living from field sports with the tag barbarian. This includes the thousands of farmers that produce our food and tend our land for the benefit of all, often … Continue reading We, Barbarians!
BY JULES KING In recent years, farmers have been increasingly targeted by animal rights groups trespassing on their properties, stealing farm animals, and other acts of vandalism. The frequency with which undercover animal rights groups infiltrate farms, circuses and other animal enterprises as undercover employees is increasing. In light of this increased activity, farmers are searching for new ways to guard their property and protect … Continue reading Countering Animal Rights Spies