TV chef and race horse trainer convicted of hare coursing

TV chef and 'Fat Lady' Clarissa Dickson-Wright and race horse trainer Sir Mark Prescott were today convicted on hare coursing charges following a private prosecution by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).

Cumbrian terrierman guilty of illegal hunting

Alistair Robinson, a terrierman for the Ullswater Foxhounds, was found guilty in Penrith Magistrate's court of breaching Section 1 of the Hunting Act.

CPS guidance states no RIPA authorisation needed for hunt monitors

The Countryside Alliance recently sent a letter to Chief Constables suggesting that if the police accept evidence gathered by NGOs such as the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS), through directed surveillance which is not authorised under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA), both the Police and the Crown Prosecution Service may be liable under the Human Rights Act.