Vinnie Jones targeted by animal rights campaigners over love of ‘cruel’ hunting

Vinnie Jones targeted by animal rights campaigners over love of ‘cruel’ hunting

X Factor: Celebrity semi-finalist Vinnie Jones is under attack from animal rights campaigners over his love of hunting. They are furious the ex-­footballer is on a Saturday night ­entertainment show and stunned that anti-cruelty champ Simon Cowell is calling him “a friend”. Activists have highlighted how the sportsman-turned-actor takes part in hunting which they say […]

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The long journey to saving the Sumatran rhino, via Borneo (commentary)

In 1982, an orangutan researcher working in Indonesian Borneo wrote to a colleague at the biology department at the National University in Jakarta. He told of meeting a traditional-medicine trader at the market in Pangkalan Bun, a city in Central Kalimantan province. “A whole Sumatran rhino head is immersed in coconut oil in a basin,” […]

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POLL: Should the National Trust be allowed to slaughter wild boar on its estates?

The National Trust has been criticised for planning to cull wild boar at its Stourhead estate in Wiltshire. It said it had taken the “difficult decision” to remove the animals from its land following reports that members of the public were feeling intimidated by the prospect of coming face-to-face with a wild boar. The charity […]

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