Hunting

Humans love to hunt – and now we do it online

21 February 2018 12:27

The aim is the same: to tear the fox – or the person – apart.

Britain’s countryside is about far more than ‘good versus bad’, or ‘us versus them’

12 April 2017 17:19

Last month, an article appeared in The Telegraph under the headline ‘Head of Wildlife Trust faces call to resign over…

The truth about the fox hunting ban

26 December 2016 7:30

During my years at the League Against Cruel Sports, the one single message we impressed upon people at every opportunity was…

The Spectator podcast: The memory gap. Is technology taking over our minds?

11 August 2016 7:54

Smartphone ownership is predicted to hit 2.5 billion by 2019 and 60 per cent of internet traffic now comes through…

The anti-hunt mob have reached a new low

5 April 2016 14:15

Last Saturday, on 2 April, 9-year-old Bonnie Armitage was killed by a kick from a horse. This tragic accident could have happened…

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,…

Don’t listen to the haters, Zara – a hairnet is the height of elegance

6 October 2015 18:37

Zara Phillips has been spotted wearing a hairnet, and people do not approve. ‘Zara swaps tiara for Corrie hairnet’ runs…

The SNP has struck its first blow against English democracy. It won’t be the last

14 July 2015 15:18

So now we all know what we’re dealing with. This SNP malice against the English and our democracy is no…

What next for the pro-hunting lobby?

14 July 2015 13:05

Supporters of relaxing the hunting ban are relieved that the government has pulled tomorrow’s vote after it became clear that…

SNP to vote against relaxing the hunting ban

13 July 2015 20:23

The SNP’s 56 MPs will vote against relaxing the hunting ban on Wednesday, the party has announced. The party’s stance…

Pro-hunting MPs hopeful of victory – if the SNP stay away

13 July 2015 16:59

A very organised unofficial whipping operation is underway for Wednesday’s free vote on hunting (first revealed by Melissa Kite in…

Revealed: David Cameron’s plan to bring back hunting

7 July 2015 20:37

When Bill Clinton was asked if he had ever smoked marijuana he uttered the infamous cop-out that he had smoked…

David Cameron: Andrew Marr was talking ‘bollocks’ about foxhunting

21 April 2015 16:53

So both the BBC and Andrew Marr have admitted to misquoting David Cameron as having said that foxhunting was his…

Andrew Marr and the BBC misquoted David Cameron – but how did they get it so wrong?

21 April 2015 10:41

After yesterday’s piece, in which I called out Andrew Marr for attributing an entirely incorrect quote to the PM on his…

Hunting may be banned, but the fight still goes on

18 February 2015 17:18

Ten years ago today, Tony Blair’s ban on hunting with dogs came into force. Rural communities had marched, Otis Ferry…

If this is a debate about animal welfare, we must repeal the Hunting Act and start again

18 February 2015 12:48

Today marks ten years of a ban on hunting a wild mammal with hounds in England and Wales, except under…

The sadistic sport of the hunt saboteurs makes you long for the good old days

13 February 2015 12:49

At a recent day’s hunting in Wiltshire, a man in a balaclava trying to pull a rider off his horse…

Why Labour needs to step back from the hunting debate and look at the facts

12 January 2015 17:20

The public can always tell an election is near when the photo opportunities start to increase. Just such an occasion…

Why the Tories are stirring up a row on hunting

27 December 2014 11:07

Why on earth are the Tories using the quiet news period between Christmas and New Year to talk about fox…

Why the Hunting Act is still dividing opinions ten years on

18 November 2014 15:06

Most weeks there is a demonstration of some sort in Parliament Square. I can hear the noise from my office…