British woman turns dream home into wild boar shelter to save them from hunters

British woman turns dream home into wild boar shelter to save them from hunters

A British expat has turned her dream retirement home in Spain into a makeshift wildlife sanctuary after taking pity on boar which have been injured or orphaned by hunters. Victoria Korpics, 52, says far from their ferocious, snarling image, they animals are friendly, intelligent creatures who have dragged themselves back to her home still bloodied […]

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British expat, 25, shot dead outside his home by French hunter, 33, who mistook him for a boar – as ‘mortified’ gunman is arrested for manslaughter

British expat, 25, shot dead outside his home by French hunter, 33, who mistook him for a boar – as ‘mortified’ gunman is arrested for manslaughter

A 25-year-old British expat who was shot and killed by a hunter who mistook him for a boar close to his home in south-western France has been named. Morgan Keane is thought to have died instantly when a bullet fired by a hunter hit him in the isolated hamlet of La Garrigue, north of Toulouse. A […]

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Last chance for the Persian leopard: the fight to save Iraqi Kurdistan’s forests

Last chance for the Persian leopard: the fight to save Iraqi Kurdistan’s forests

In the spring, the Pirmagrun mountain, one of the world’s last refuges for the endangered Persian leopard, towers over the surrounding countryside in Iraqi Kurdistan, its rocky snow-capped peaks fading into an ancient oak forest that starts out sparsely before running into narrow, densely-wooded valleys. As recently as the 1980s, the forest covered the slopes […]

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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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