England: 29/5/17 – Huge Turnout At London Demo Against Hunting Return.

Mums looking after their babies – the most natural thing in the World.

Humans, Foxes, Deer, Hares, whatever !

So why kill mum foxes and leave their babies to die back in the den ?

That’s why people gave the government gripe in London on 29/5 !


Excellent turnout sending a big message to the government.




There are a lot of photos ! –

we have repeated a few here but for Copyright purposes we need to direct you to the Shutterstock site for some great pics.

Please go to the following link to see over 35 photos of the day in London:



For non UK visitors – we have a General Election here on 8/6/17 to elect a new government.  In the UK we have 2 main political parties – Conservative and Labour.  The Conservatives are basically the same as Republicans in the US – all about money, their interests and very little else.  Labour is a ‘normal mans’ party.  The Conservatives are currently the government under the PM Mrs. May. 

Labour was the party that introduced the hunting ban around 11 years ago.  May and Tories now want to try and bring it back – hence the demo in London on 29 and the several references to ‘May’ – this being T. May, the Prime Minister.

David Cameron (remember him ?) was the Conservative PM before Mrs May.  Cameron was a hunter; and the Tories are always really viewed as the hunting party of British politics.   Most now ask; with the hunt ban in place for 11 years; why do the Conservatives want to try and bring it back ?

Because Conservatives are looked on as the upper class; the land owners with a blood lust for hunting innocent wild animals.  Labour have pledged to fight to keep the ban, and improve legislation even more if necessary.  Labour is led by Mr. Corbyn.

So now we are into the last 2 weeks before the election.  A few months ago the Conservatives were way ahead, but now Labour are steadily catching up.  The Conservatives (Tories) have done a U turn on Ivory for example – https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/05/26/uk-conservatives-to-u-turn-on-ivory-ban-please-take-action-before-the-8th-june-election/  — and are not at all animal welfare friendly.  Labour are the very positive.  Hunting of British wild animals is just one of many issues, but an issue that the British public feel very strongly about.  It will be interesting to watch how the parties progress over the next few weeks and who comes out eventual winner.  Many pundits say it will be the Conservatives, but they are very un popular because of a lot of their views on certain things.

We shall see and will report the result on this site.


London anti hunt demo on 29/5 newspaper links – note that articles may be biased depending on which political party the newspaper supports !














Horse Sense – Or Lack Of ?? – News From The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages.


What in the world is going on in Charleston?!   On Thursday morning, May 25th, once again a horse spooked and bolted.  The driver was unable to control him and fell out of the carriage, suffering severe injuries. He was hospitalized.   Although the horse crashed into a car, he is said to be doing fine. This is media speak and we do not believe it — but these are the reports.   Charleston media is obviously trying to protect this industry from well deserved criticism. 

This is one of the first articles about the accident.  Click Here.


A local resident who witnessed the accident told us:  “The horse [Luke] was running at full gallop, passengers screaming like they were on a roller coaster. All the horse was trying to do was ‘run home.’ He was terrified, so he ran to where he knows. Hitting all the parked cars and then finally being stopped by running head on into a parked car.” It is bad enough that Charleston has punishingly hot heat and humidity, but it seems their drivers do not know how to handle huge draft horses.  We say once again that horses do not belong on the crowded streets of any city — especially Charleston.  Because of their sensitive nature, they can spook at the slightest provocation and bolt into traffic, causing injury or death to themselves, their passengers and driver or unsuspecting passersby.  These large, powerful animals can weigh between 1,500 to 2,000 pounds and can become unwitting weapons when they try to run away from their source of fear.

Why is the City of Charleston continuing to allow this dangerous and frivolous business to continue?  How will this touristy city handle it when a tourist gets killed or very seriously injured?  Will they continue to make excuses or will they finally put an end to this business as they did recently in Mumbai, India and other cities around the world.

NOTE:  for those who missed our recent issue about Charleston carriage horses, Click Here. 




The City of Melbourne is trying to reign in its carriages.  This is a weak attempt but at least it is something.  NYC has done nothing to deal with crowded streets, u-turns and overloaded carriages.

City of Melbourne to stop issuing new permits for CBD horse carriages



A bizarre accident in India resulted in the death of two horses who were pulling an empty carriage.   Warning:  graphic video may be disturbing.   Click Here. 



Horse-drawn carriages that engage in hack line trade in busy cities are inhumane, unsafe, antiquated  and frivolous.   There have been activist campaigns in many cities all over the world to ban horse-drawn carriages.  Only a few have been successful.   It is a very difficult task because it is institutionalized cruelty and in many cases, supported by the local media and politicians who have questionable honesty and ethics.    But is is important to share these accidents with the world.  This is not about horses doing noble work.  When used up and no longer wanted, the horses often go to auction and slaughter.


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Henry Beston, a writer and naturalist, eloquently said this about animals in the Outermost House, published in 1928,

For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”


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