Fox hunting supporters ordered to back Tories in bid to overturn ban

PRO-FOX hunting activists have been told to back Conservative candidates in a bid to get the ban overturned, as the RSPCA admits it can’t afford to prosecute law breakers. Fox hunting was outlawed by Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2005

Britain’s most prominent fox hunting pressure-groups have rallied […]

Walkers in Upper Wharfedale being encouraged to look out for hen harriers

WALKERS on the heather moorlands of Upper Wharfedale are being asked to keep an eye out for hen harriers. The moorlands are the natural habitat for the country’s most threatened bird of prey, which last year only managed four successful breeding pairs.

In an effort to find out where the birds may […]

Plight of Britain’s hen harriers sparks one of the countryside’s fiercest debates

Two weeks ago, Jake Fiennes witnessed a rare sight: a male hen harrier flying across the country estate he manages in south Norfolk. “It was a beautiful sight,” says the brother of the actor Ralph Fiennes as he drives his Land Rover down a narrow track on the 5,000-acre Raveningham Estate. “I’ve seen all […]