Urban Fox Hunting: Worth Considering?

BY ROGER WATSON Over twenty years ago when I lived with my family in the halls of residence at The University of Edinburgh the best time of the year was the Christmas break when the students went home. Only a handful of families who served as wardens remained and we had twenty two frosty acres, under the shadow of Arthur’s Seat to ourselves. One evening … Continue reading Urban Fox Hunting: Worth Considering?

Hunting Kind

BY CAPTAIN ED SWALES Rural Britain is being eradicated, quietly, in the back halls of Westminster, Stormont, Cardiff and Holyrood, by the sour ingredients of a damaging cocktail of misguided urban political correctness, ‘virtue signalling’ and woke agendas. As they used to say in the Army, when unexpectedly under attack…. “Stand To!”. In reality, this threat is from a tiny minority of animal rights extremists, … Continue reading Hunting Kind

The Truth About Hunt Monitors

BY SARAH GREENWOOD In the recent ‘Trail of Lies’ cartoon, produced by LACS and narrated by Chris Packham, there was an assertion that: ‘During a decade long study, hunt monitors reported that only 1% of so -called trail hunts lay a potentially genuine trail’. Hmm! Hunt Monitors! An interesting use of words. This appellation makes them sound like a peer reviewed group of people lawfully … Continue reading The Truth About Hunt Monitors

Fantasy Cartoon Cobblers

BY SARAH GREENWOOD Dear Editor, Having watched the recent ‘Disney’fied production narrated by Chris Packham about ‘fox hunting’, there are some comments about this ‘production’ I would like to draw your attention to: Overall, the Chris Packham et al portrayal of the countryside is misleading, claiming it is a place of ‘tranquility’ and ‘serenity’ with all creatures living in harmony, when it patently is not. … Continue reading Fantasy Cartoon Cobblers

PayPal a Lifeline for Scamming Sabs

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Like with most companies which Peter Thiel is linked to, PayPal is a seriously impressive operation. Certainly, it has no need to be supporting hunt saboteurs’ insipid grifts, which are so clearly bogus that one wonders how idiotic the sabs’ useful idiot following has become. Take two recent examples: PayPal has been told of these recent scams as have the UK authorities. … Continue reading PayPal a Lifeline for Scamming Sabs

What Happened to British Press Standards?

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?

Aubrey’s Hunt Sabs Ka-Ching

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

The Infiltrated Webinar

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

The Coming Storm

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

Poachers are not Hunters

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

A Funny Old Game

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

Antis Crowdfunding Court Fines

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

Chart of Antis

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

Once Bitten Twice Shy

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

Derbyshire Police Appeal to Sabs

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