Tally GO! 250,000 turn out for Boxing Day hunts as government say there are no plans to vote on repealing the ban

We can't win voted to end foxhunting, admit Tories as 250,000 supporters turn out in show of strength for Boxing Day hunts Countryside Alliance claims 250,000 people have turned out across Britain Hunts follow a pre-laid scent trail to avoid cruelty to animals Environment Secretary says no imminent prospect of parliamentary voteBan on hunting with dogs was passed under Labour in 2005Air ambulance rescue after woman is kicked by horse in Lancashire | UPDATED: 07:35 GMT, 27 December 2012 Thousands of supporters braved the wind and rain yesterday to provide a massive show of strength for Boxing Day hunts. More than 250,000 turned out to celebrate one of the highlights of the countryside calendar in the face of growing anger over the hunting ban

The RSPCA and a cruel abuse of your generosity

The RSPCA and a cruel abuse of your generosity By Quentin Letts PUBLISHED: 23:54 GMT, 19 December 2012 | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 20 December 2012 Officially, the ‘P’ in RSPCA stands for ‘prevention’. It is — is it not — the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. But might it not as easily be called the Royal Society for the Prosecution of Cruelty to Animals Has one of Britain’s oldest and most-cherished charities become a branch office of the London legal profession, and a highly politicised one at that This week saw the conclusion of a legal case which the RSPCA brought against Oxfordshire’s Heythrop Hunt

Fox hunting: David Cameron"s local hunt admits hunting foxes with dogs

How the RSPCA targeted Cameron's local hunt: Judge blasts 'staggering' 330,000 cost of prosecution Heythrop Hunt Limited and two members admitted hunting fox on CotswoldsDavid Cameron and Rebekah Brooks' husband have ridden with the hunt Footage showed evidence of 'prolonged and deliberate unlawful hunting'Retired huntsman Barnfield accused RSPCA of playing politics | UPDATED: 07:56 GMT, 18 December 2012 David Cameron’s local hunt yesterday became the first to be convicted of illegally killing foxes. The Heythrop Hunt, which the Prime Minister has ridden with, was fined 4,000 after it admitted four offences under laws introduced in 2005