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Hunt saboteur Joe Hashman wins landmark ruling – The Guardian

“An animal rights activist whose long-running campaigns made him notorious in hunting circles has won a landmark ruling that his anti-hunting beliefs should be protected from discrimination in the same way as religion.”

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The Guardian, 9th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gyrocopter pilot cleared of manslaughter over hunt member’s death – The Guardian

“The animal rights activist Bryan Griffiths was today cleared of the manslaughter of Warwickshire hunt member Trevor Morse, who was killed when he was struck by the blade of a gyrocopter.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police could be in breach of human rights legislation for using secret footage of hunts, say lawyers – Daily Telegraph

“Police forces that use video surveillance of hunts recorded by animal rights groups could be breaking the law, under new guidance.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd February 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Hunting ban legal challenge fails after court says it ‘doesn’t breach human rights’ – Daily Telegraph

“A legal challenge over the hunting ban has failed after a European court ruled that it did not infringe human rights.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Hunt protesters get police payout – BBC News

“Eleven anti-hunt protesters have been given a total of £38,300 in damages from Derbyshire Police.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

How the Tories will bring back hunting – The Independent

“Secret plans to reintroduce hunting foxes, stags and other animals have been drawn up with the backing of senior Conservatives. Details of the controversial scheme emerged this weekend, including the creation of a Hunt Regulatory Authority (HRA) to police the behaviour of hunts.”

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The Independent, 23rd August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Death knell for hunting ban as police abandon monitoring operations – The Times

“Police forces are to stop monitoring hunts in a change of policy that sounds the death knell for the hunting ban, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 15th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Huntsman cautioned for chasing hare in first case of its kind under Hunting Act – Daily Telegraph

“A huntsman has been given a police caution for illegally hunting a hare – the first case of its kind dealt with under the controversial Hunting Act.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ferry angry after judge told charge to be dropped – The Independent

“Otis Ferry, the son of the rock star Bryan, spoke of his anger yesterday at having to spend four months in prison after being charged with an offence that police and prosecutors now plan to drop.”

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The Independent, 10th March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Prosecutors drop huntsman appeal – BBC News

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said it will not contest a High Court ruling in favour of a huntsman filmed apparently chasing a fox with dogs.”

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BBC News, 4th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Director of Public Prosecutions v Wright Regina (Scott) v Taunton Deane Magistrates Court – Times Law Reports

Director of Public Prosecutions v Wright Regina (Scott) v Taunton Deane Magistrates Court

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“The expression ‘hunt’ a wild mammal with a dog in section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004 did not include the activity of searching for a wild animal for the purpose of stalking or flushing it.”

The Times, 17th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Victory claimed by both sides after hunting ruling – The Times

“It set the countryside against the city, Tory against Labour, Commons against Lords, royalty against commoner and neighbour against neighbour. ”

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The Times, 5th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Just 62 people prosecuted under the hunting ban in 2007 – Daily Telegraph

“Supporters of hunting say the figures show that the Hunting Act has failed amid evidence that interest in the pastime is at levels not seen since the ban was introduced in February 2005.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Justice Cranston rules himself out of foxhunting case – The Times

“A High Court judge ruled himself out of a case involving hunting yesterday after it emerged that he had spoken out against the sport’s ‘barbarity’ and voted for a ban when he was an MP.”

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The Times, 29th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Landowners and hunt join forces in legal battle to ban saboteurs – The Times

“A group of 84 landowners is backing a hunt’s attempt to ban saboteurs from almost every piece of open land and countryside in West Sussex.”

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The Times, 14th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Judge says law on hunting not easy to follow – The Guardian

“A judge yesterday criticised the Hunting Act as he allowed the appeal of the first fox hunter convicted of breaching the controversial law. Judge Graham Cottle said the law that forbids the hunting of animals with dogs was ‘far from simple to interpret or apply’.”

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The Guardian, 1st December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (Countryside Alliance and Others) v Attorney-General and Another Regina (Derwin and Others) v Same – Times Law Reports

Regina (Countryside Alliance and Others) v Attorney-General and Another Regina (Derwin and Others) v Same

House of Lords

“The prohibition of hunting wild animals with dogs and hare coursing imposed by the Hunting Act 2004 was not incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights or inconsistent with the treaty establishing the European Union.”

The Times, 29th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note: the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication

Law Lords reject hunt challenge – BBC News

“The Countryside Alliance has lost its legal challenge to overturn the ban on hunting with hounds.”

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BBC News, 28th November 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hunting ban ‘breaches human rights’ – The Times

“The ban on hunting with dogs violates the fundamental human rights of thousands of people whose livelihood and way of life revolve around the meet and the chase, the House of Lords heard today.”

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The Times, 10th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Dogs will be dogs, says hunt case judge – Daily Telegraph

“A huntsman was cleared yesterday of allowing his hounds to kill a terrier after a judge declared ‘dogs will be dogs’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th August 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man fined in Hunting Act ‘first’ – BBC News

“A 69-year-old has been fined £200 after what is believed to be the first case in Wales under the Hunting Act 2004.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hunters fined for illegal pursuit of deer – The Times

“Animal rights campaigners claimed victory yesterday as two men were convicted of illegally hunting deer with dogs.”

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The Times, 8th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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