BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Attempts by the animal rights extremists and their supporters in both the Scottish Parliament and Police force to secure a hunting prosecution ahead of the Scottish elections – to be used for propaganda purposes – ended in dismal failure on Thursday 29th April. The Scottish Greens’ manifesto commitment is to ban pest controlling with packs of dogs, driven grouse … Continue reading Huntsman Lee Peters Show Trial Fail
BY STEVE GRANT Let me begin by warning you I’m going to be uncharitable about a charity. It’s not really the done thing but this charity isn’t bothered at being uncharitable about others or at inviting others to behave the same way. And all under the supposedly watchful eyes of the Charity Commission. Anyone running a charity must make sure it complies with its governing … Continue reading When Does a Charity Become Uncharitable?
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BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ The pages below are taken from an unpublished book, Persecution of the British Circus, on the notorious circus set-up perpetrated by the animal rights group Animal Defenders International (ADI) in the late nineties. Why unpublished? Because the publishers were terrified of reprisals from animal rights groups and only agreed to go to print if their name was omitted from … Continue reading Spiked Witness
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ The bullying and harassment of the National Trust by the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) under the veil of a right to protest is an utter disgrace. The League hope to ban hunting on National Trust property by slowly bleeding them out with hundreds of fake news stories referencing “illegal” hunting. Soon you won’t be able to search for … Continue reading LACS Bullies the National Trust
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ What are the UK Charity Commission public benefit rules for a charity? From the Charity Commission’s website: The ‘benefit aspect’ To satisfy this aspect: a purpose must be beneficial – this must be in a way that is identifiable and capable of being proved by evidence where necessary and which is not based on personal views any detriment or … Continue reading LACS Charity Status Under Review
BY DAVID ARCHER If you go onto the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) website and read the history of this organisation, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is a highly efficient body with a team of united, dedicated and knowledgeable staff all working together like a well-oiled machine. You’d be very wrong. Almost from its inception, disagreements arose splitting those who stayed with … Continue reading LACS Denuded