animal rights

Is factual accuracy too much to ask from BBC presenters like Chris Packham?

10 January 2017 17:25

On Sunday evening, the BBC presenter Chris Packham took to social media to tell the world that they should support…

The animal rights revolution is coming

30 November 2016 16:14

Some will scoff when I say that we are in the first wave of an animal rights movement which will…

The Spectator podcast: David Cameron’s purge of the posh

4 June 2016 10:20

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The Spectator podcast: David Cameron’s purge of the posh

2 June 2016 7:58

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The SNP don’t care about foxes. It was all a pack of lies

24 November 2015 18:19

So, it turns out that the SNP weren’t that bothered about the plight of foxes after all. Back in July,…

From the oldest pub in Britain to the most stupidly named pub in Britain

27 May 2015 15:15

Should one of the oldest pubs in Britain – ‘Ye Olde Fighting Cocks’ – really change its name to ‘Ye…

Pandering to animal rights extremists will get MPs rejected, not elected

14 May 2015 11:47

The reasons why England and Wales voted so convincingly for a Conservative Government on Thursday will be debated forever, but…

The Green Party’s animal policies: where the ridiculous outweighs the sensible

14 April 2015 18:45

Lo, the official Green Party manifesto was released, and the animals they did rejoice. Or did they? The British Association for…

Reindeer roasting on an open fire

16 December 2014 12:59

What’s wrong with eating reindeer? Well, if you normally eat meat, then I’d argue, absolutely nothing. But not everyone agrees…

Why the ‘bat police’ are the animals’ own worst enemy

11 November 2014 17:18

‘The only thing to be said for Halloween’, wrote Alexander Chancellor in a recent Long Life column, ‘is that it…

Isis are dogs; pet the dogs, kill the terrorists and defend moderate Islam

31 October 2014 12:38

Malaysian pharmacist Syed Azmi has emerged from hiding to apologise for organising ‘I Want to Touch a Dog’ earlier in…

Save Isis (the dog on Downton Abbey… not the terrorists in Iraq and Syria)

28 October 2014 14:53

Downton Abbey fans are on high alert that something drastic might be about to happen to the loyal labrador of…

Beagle or bull terrier, don’t blame the breed – blame the owners

13 October 2014 15:59

In this week’s magazine, Justin Marozzi writes about a vicious dog attack on a beach in Norfolk, which left his…

One dog down, in Spain’s Ebola panic

8 October 2014 16:17

[UPDATE: The dog is now dead, WSJ reports.] For anyone concerned about Spain’s ability to contain Ebola, after a Spanish…

Why shooting Wigmore Hall was the kindest thing to do

23 September 2014 12:01

On Saturday, the Daily Mirror published a front-page photograph of the racehorse Wigmore Hall with a gun to his head,…

What is going on at the RSPCA?

11 August 2014 17:24

listen to ‘John Humphrys and the #RSPCA case of Claude the cat ’ on Audioboo The RSPCA have hit the…

What has prosecuting farmers got to do with animal welfare?

12 May 2014 18:45

If you were concerned about animal welfare, would you choose to spend money on prosecuting farmers whose welfare is below…

Crufts should be celebrated, not censured

6 March 2014 19:53

It’s turned out to be a bit of a doggy week. Yesterday, an email plopped into my inbox from the…

Gavin Grant steps down. What now for the RSPCA?

25 February 2014 15:21

Gavin Grant, the CEO of the RSPCA, is stepping down from his role after just over two years in the…