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No more RSPCA prosecutions?

The RSCPA has discontinued action against William Bryer of the Cattistock hunt

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Shooting in the Media: Legal send-up

With a recent law amendment that essentially allows copyright to be infringed in the name of fun, James Marchington wonders who will be next to fall foul of a parody

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RSPCA told to back off

An independent report into the RSPCA’s prosecution strategy has condemned the charity’s approach as “unstructured and haphazard” and has called for it to leave hunting suspects alone.

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Shooting in the Media: Good effort, could do better

A review has criticised the BBC’s rural coverage – and that Countryfile programme was a case in point, says James Marchington

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RSPCA to abandon prosecutions

The RSPCA will drop its policy of pursuing prosecutions against hunts and will return to frontline animal welfare work

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CA chairman speaks out on ‘sinister and nasty’ RSPCA

Countryside Alliance chairman Barney White Spunner, in a front-page newspaper interview, has criticised the RSPCA for its recent focus on litigation over animal welfare

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The tables are turning

For once it’s not shooters but their detractors, the conservation and welfare organisations, that are getting a kicking in the media, says James Marchington

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THE SNIPER COLUMN

Watch your back! Sniping remarks and gleeful industry gossip – we love it

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Biting the hand that feeds

What a fickle beast the media is. You can nurture it and feed it for years; it comes when you call, sits up and begs on command. Then one day something flips and it leaps at you, snarling and gnashing. You prise its jaws from your

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The Charlie Conundrum

Every spring there is considerable anguish expressed on various shooting websites about the legality of releasing captured (presumably urban) foxes into the wild. Internet sites are full of sightings of white vans unloading and releasing foxes, fox cubs and even foxes that appear to have undergone expensive surgery. There

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