Posts Tagged ‘Animal Rights’

Support the Purple Poppy appeal

Posted on September 30th, 2013 by Luther Blissett

Animal Aid launched the purple poppy appeal in 2007 to commemorate the millions of animal victims of war, as they are rarely mentioned in remembrance ceremonies. Strong navigation instincts and incredible stamina have made dogs and pigeons popular as battlefield messengers. Despite being a small target, many thousands of messenger pigeons have been killed. Of […]

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Badger cull saboteurs: ‘We will put ourselves between the bullets and the badgers’

Posted on June 17th, 2013 by RebelBull

As the badger cull gets closer to beginning, anti-cull activists are stepping up their efforts to stop the slaughter. In the last few weeks there has been a national march in London which attracted a couple of thousand people, daily sett surveying in the west Gloucestershire and west Somerset areas to map the locations of […]

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Cull farmers not badgers

Posted on June 1st, 2013 by Luther Blissett

The ‘cost to the taxpayer’ is an phrase regularly used by politicians, mainstream media and the reactionary right. Far be it for the Heckler to use a tool of the Daily (hate) Mail but we think this phrase could be applied to the badger cull which starts today. With the weight of scientific evidence and […]

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Police investigate ‘attack’ on local hunt kennels

Posted on March 25th, 2013 by RebelBull

The Ross Harriers hunt are in the media yet again this week with an article published claiming that the police are investigating an attack on their kennels, including the dumping of a dead dog on the huntsman’s driveway. Police were called to the address in Coughton, near Ross-On-Wye last Tuesday, 19th March, to reports of […]

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Ledbury Hunt filmed killing fox

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by RebelBull

It seems that not a weekend goes by without a hunt getting negative press or showing their truly outrageous colours. A couple of weeks ago we reported on the case of Lee Peters, the huntsman of the Ross Harriers Hunt, who was found guilty of racially abusing a hunt saboteur. Last week the Hereford Times […]

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Herefordshire huntsman fined £3000 after racially abusing hunt saboteur

Posted on November 16th, 2012 by RebelBull

Lee Peters, huntsman for the Ross Harriers Hunt who operate in south Herefordshire, has been found guilty of racially aggravated harassment and threatening behaviour after a three-day trial at Hereford Magistrates Court. Peters, a 33-year-old father of two who lives in Coughton near Ross-on-Wye, was fined £720, ordered to pay £2,000 court costs and £200 […]

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Badger cull delayed until next summer

Posted on October 30th, 2012 by RebelBull

The pilot badger culls planned for two areas in the West Country have been postponed until next summer. The Heckler previously reported on the trial badger culls, planned to begin in areas of west Somerset and west Gloucestershire this autumn. But last week the badgers and the animal activists opposing the cull won a reprieve with […]

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Hunt supporter pleads guilty to hunt saboteur assault

Posted on October 25th, 2012 by RebelBull

Hunt Saboteurs Association Press Release October 24th 2012 Paul Standen, a supporter of the Ross Harriers Hunt, pleaded guilty today to assaulting two hunt saboteurs. Standen, who was on trial at Hereford Magistrates Court, had to pay a fine, costs and compensation. The incident occurred in March this year when the Ross Harriers met at […]

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Conflict in the countryside as badger cull set to start

Posted on October 8th, 2012 by RebelBull

Yesterday over a hundred people gathered outside the annual Tory Party Conference in Birmingham to protest against the upcoming pilot badger cull planned for two areas in the West Country, the latest part of an increasingly intense debate over the morality and practicality of killing badgers to lower TB in cattle.  For a number of […]

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Hereford Racecourse: To Close or Not to Close?

Posted on August 1st, 2012 by RebelBull

Last week news broke that Hereford Racecourse is set to close at the end of the year. Tony Kelly, managing director of Arena and Northern who operate the course, said: “Hereford is owned by Herefordshire County Council and run under a lease arrangement. “Attempts to extend the lease, which has 17 years remaining, have been […]

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