Trophy hunter safaris let children slaughter wild animals in sick ‘kids go free’ deals

Trophy hunter safaris let children slaughter wild animals in sick ‘kids go free’ deals

Bloodthirsty parents are paying for kids as young as four to slaughter exotic animals in Africa – as safari bosses sink to new depths with depraved “U10s go free” trophy hunting packages. One shocking picture shows a bloodstained schoolboy grinning as he stands over the antelope he slaughtered just moments before with a military-grade sniper […]

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Defra challenged over ‘unlawful’ release of 57m game birds in UK

Defra challenged over ‘unlawful’ release of 57m game birds in UK

Environmental campaigners have issued a legal case against the government to try to halt the release of more than 50m non-native game birds this summer, saying the birds could damage Britain’s most important wildlife sites. Wild Justice, a campaign group led by the environmentalists Chris Packham, Mark Avery and Ruth Tingay, said the annual release […]

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Ex-cop runs Trophy-hunting club where rich pay thousands to slaughter animals

Ex-cop runs Trophy-hunting club where rich pay thousands to slaughter animals

An ex-cop runs a trophy-hunting club where the rich pay thousands to slaughter animals. Peter Jones, who worked for the Metropolitan Police as a firearms expert, now rubs shoulders with hunters who join his “exclusive” Capreolus Club. The members-only group arranges trips for gun-toting trophy hunters. It offers them the chance to slaughter all six […]

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Trophy hunting holidays ‘should be banned’ under new welfare guidelines

Trophy hunting holidays ‘should be banned’ under new welfare guidelines

Trophy hunts should no longer be offered to holidaymakers under new animal welfare guidelines from the UK’s biggest travel association. Also discouraged from sale are canned hunts – where animals are bred in captivity for the purpose of shooting in enclosures – and trips to cub petting farms and lion encounters, which experts say help […]

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