Uk: Justice ! – Illegal Hare Coursers Find it’s a Crushing Experience !

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Illegal hare coursers find it’s a crushing experience

Raymond Brown

More than 100 hare coursers have been caught in Cambridgeshire this season – and 15 of their vehicles have been crushed.

The illegal sport attracts hundreds of hunters to the region from around the country during the hunting season which runs from August until April.

The high-stakes betting competition sees dogs unleashed and the animal that catches most hares in a day wins.

Yesterday, one car seized by police and ordered by the courts to be destroyed was smashed up at Welney Farms, off the A14 near Dry Drayton.

Officers from the Rural Community Action Team (RCAT) have held the Vauxhall Astra since catching three people hare coursing at Six Mile Bottom on August 20. Joseph Smith, 51, of Paddock Wood, Kent, William Smith, 42, of Willingham Avenue, Hastings, and Buddy Jarrett, 19, of Atterbury Close, Westerham, Kent, had travelled up to Cambridgeshire from East Sussex.

They were convicted at Ely Magistrates’ Court on January 6 and the car was ordered destroyed.

Smith and Kent were both fined £300, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. Both were also given a six-month driving ban. Jarrett was fined £100, ordered to pay £100 costs and £15 victim surcharge. He was given a three-month driving ban.

All had pleaded guilty to illegal hare coursing.

Pc Robin Smith, who was there to watch the car being crushed, said: “Since the start of the season in August we have caught 112 hare coursers. They come from around the country because of the flat land around here which means they get good views of the course.

“They bet on which dog kills the most hares in one day and there is a lot of money involved.”

“The victims of this crime are the landowners and farmers who can have crops and fencing destroyed when the hare coursers drive onto the land.”

“We take this type of crime very seriously and this should send out a strong message that anyone who comes to Cambridgeshire to hare course is in danger of having their car seized and subsequently crushed.”

Uk: Should We Be Eating Dogs in Britain?


Should we be eating dogs in Britain? 


National campaign group asks whether all animals should be
treated equally?


Please view the campaign spoof catering trailer selling dog meat at

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In Korea and some other Asian countries dogs (and cats) are considered a good source of protein. Although UK residents are likely to be shocked at the thought, why is it considered wrong to eat dogs yet acceptable to eat cows, pigs, chickens and other animals? This is the question that national campaign group Animal Aid is asking during March, which is designated national Veggie Month.
Of course, rather than adding dog to the menu, during Veggie Month Animal Aid is urging the British public to recognise that pigs, sheep, cows and chickens are not so different from the dogs and cats who share our homes, and instead to try a meat-free diet.


Animal Aid supporters will be communicating this thought-provoking message to the general public by distributing tens of thousands of the group’s ‘Friend or Food?’ leaflet, as well as setting up street stalls in different parts of the country. A large controversial poster, depicting a golden retriever lying in a grassy field, will be displayed on the stalls asking passers-by, ‘Would you eat dog for dinner? If the idea disgusts you, tell us why’.
When Animal Aid took a spoof dog meat trailer on the road last year, the response from the public was powerful. People right across the country were horrified at the thought of eating Dachshund burgers or Collie steaks, and many – for the first time – accepted the idea that eating pigs or sheep was just the same.
Says Veggie Month Co-ordinator Kelly Slade:
‘In the UK, we are brought up to believe that it is acceptable to use some animals for food, whilst others are loved as companions. Therefore, this Veggie Month, instead of pointing the finger at other nations’ food choices, we could all stop and question why we consume any animals at all. Animals bred to be eaten are capable of experiencing a range of emotions in the same way as the dogs and cats who share our homes, and they deserve just as much respect.’
National Veggie Month aims to promote the animal welfare, health and environmental benefits of a meat-free diet.


It is supported by libraries, health food shops, Waterstones bookstores and schools across the country. As part of the initiative, Animal Aid has launched its third nationwide youth art and poetry competition, the theme of which poses the question to 11-16 year olds: Is it ethical to eat animals?


Notes to editors 

For more information on Veggie Month contact Kelly Slade on 01732 364546 ext. 227, ( (Out of hours: 07918 195238) or see

Vegetarians around the country are available for interview.

We have an ISDN line for broadcast-quality interviews.

The Friend or Food? leaflet can be viewed here:

The dog for dinner poster can be viewed here:

Animal Aid recently set up a spoof catering trailer in a number of UK farmers markets. The trailer offered, for human consumption, burgers and sausages made from dogs. Images can be viewed here:

For information about the youth art and poetry competition can be viewed here:



SAV ‘Golda’ Says – GO MEAT FREE !!

Support Veggie Month

Veggie and Vegan is Best By Far !



Uk: World Day for Animals in Laboratories – National March and Rally – 16th April 2011 – Manchester.

Romania: **BREAKING NEWS** – All 33 Dogs/Pups from the Deserted Ploesti House Now En Route to the Border and a New Life.


2020hrs GMT 25/02/11.

Our original post: 

News in from Chrissy:

All 33 dogs/pups from the deserted Ploiesti house have left the city and as we speak are enroute to the Hungarian border!

Lots of good food, care, rest and TLC awaits them tomorrow.

Updates and pix to follow….

Picture below – How they were in the deserted, abandoned house.

Uk / Romania: 23/02/11. ‘Young Dude’ ‘Chance’ Update – Just One Afternoon and He Could Have A New Home Already Sorted in Belgium !! – Things Are In Progress Now.


Well the great news is that only a few hours after word went about ‘Chance’, it seems that a new home in Belgium may already have been established for him.

Things are already in progress to check the situation and get a move sorted very soon – probably in March.

This is really great news for ‘Chance’;

More updates on his new home progress to come over the next few weeks.


Spain: Dogs Looking for Homes Or Adoption – Contact Details and More Picture Links Below.



Foster homes would also be a great help. Thank you.
Pflegestellen waeren auch eine grosse Hilfe, danke.


Contactos/  Contact/  Kontakt: ; ; ; ;  

See more photos and check out all the official names at:



Pastora alemán, impresionante, de unos 4 años
German Shepherd, awesome, 4 years 

Deutscher Schaeferhund, wunderschoen, 4 Jahre




De raza pequeño- mediano

Small-medium-sized breed

Kleine bis mittlere Groesse

The babies are:




Mestiza de pastor belga; esta muy delgada y es muy temerosa.

Belgian shepherd crossbreed, is very thin and very scared.

Belgischer Schaeferhund-Mix; sehr duenn und sehr aengstlich.






Cachorro de 8 meses raza pequeña-mediana cariñoso y temeroso /

Puppy, 8 months old, small-medium-sized breed;  loving and fearful
Welpe, 8 Monate alt, klein bis mittlegrosse Rasse; sehr liebevoll und aengstlich




Mestizo de aproximadamente 6 meses, muy obediente, sabe dar la patita, traer la pelota y ademas es muy cariñoso y jugueton /

Mestizo about 6 months old; very obedient, knows how to give the leg, bring the ball and is very affectionate and playful.

Mestizo ca. 6 Monate alt; gehorsam, gibt die Pfote, bringt den Ball, etc. – sehr menschenbezogen und verspielt.




tendrà 2-3 añitos, tamaño pequeño-mediano, es parecido al pekines pero de morro largo, es muy guapo, de color caramelo; es muy cariñoso /

Approx. 2-3 years old, small to medium-sized; is similar to the long-nosed Pekinese but is very handsome, caramel colour, is very affectionate.

Ca. 2-3 Jahre alt, klein bis mittlere Groesse; aehnelt einem langschnauzigen Pekinesen, ist aber sehr huebsch, Farbe karamel, ist sehr menschenbezogen.

Uk / Romania: Can Anyone Give a New Chance to Little ‘Chance’ ? – Forever Home Needed for the Little Guy With Only 2 Legs But Who Acts Like He Still Has Four !


Can anyone in Austria, the Netherlands, Germany or Belgium etc help find a new forever home for ‘Chance’ ? 

Below is the message from Chrissy and also from Kerry.

Please crosspost this to all your contacts and lets give Chance a second chance by finding him a forever home.

Thanks – SAV.


Dear all,

A friend of mine runs a small UK charity called ‘Disabled Dog Rescue’ and where possible she rehomes special needs dogs here in England.  However she’s currently looking for a home (or a foundation that might be able to help find a home) for a lovely young boy called ‘Chance’ from Romania.

Kerry’s description of Chance is below.  He has a passport ready to travel to Austria, Germany, Holland, Belgium etc. – just not the UK as he hasn’t been blood-tested

We do have a space on the transport run leaving Romania on the 22nd March, the same transport run that Fluffy will be part of (who some of you already know).

We would dearly love to find Chance a safe place before then so that he too can have this opportunity of a new life.  He copes very well with his disabilities, here is a very short video sent to us by the lady at the shelter where Chance currently lives (there are two links to the same video as sometimes Facebook links do not work):-!/video/video.php?v=10150312824610246

If anyone knows or a good home, can offer a rescue place and/or can crossport this appeal for Kerry and myself we’d be extremely grateful.

Contact details for us both are as follows: –

Chrissy (Romania Animal Aid)


M: 07971 860405

Kerry (Disabled Dog Rescue)


M: 07791 627770

Warmest wishes,



From: kerry pember


Subject: Appeal for Chance


M: 07791 627770

Chance is a 10 month old male who is a double amputee. He was involved in 2 separate traffic accidents and as a result has had one front and one back leg amputated (same side), but it doesn’t stop him at all! He is a happy, playful dog in every way. I purchased him a cart to help him to walk but in the end he has proved that he can manage better on his own. The terrain in the shelter is very uneven which may have been a factor in the failure of his cart so if he goes to a home and it is decided that he would benefit from a cart to aid his mobility one will be purchased for him. He is good with people and other dogs although not cat tested. He is just a lovely normal dog who happens to have lost 2 of his legs and wants nothing more than a home to call his own x

Kerry x
Disabled Dog Rescue