Hunting

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French hunter who fatally shot man he mistook for boar given suspended sentence
Julien Féral also receives life hunting ban over death of Morgan Keane, as government tightens rules for sport

Angelique Chrisafis and Kim Willsher in Paris

12, Jan, 2023 @12:02 PM

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France’s refusal to ban Sunday hunting angers anti-hunt campaigners
Tougher sentences to be imposed for those causing accidents but alcohol ban dismissed as ‘laughable’

Kim Willsher in Paris

09, Jan, 2023 @2:28 PM

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Trapped by a boar hunt in a French forest | Letter
Letter: We found ourselves in a remote spot, surrounded by a pack of hunting dogs, says Joan Lewis

08, Jan, 2023 @4:41 PM

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Sweden’s biggest wolf cull starts but campaigners fight on
Hunters are allowed to kill 75 wolves from an endangered population of 460. On one hunt that the Guardian joined, they went home empty-handed

Helena Horton and Beata Furstenberg in Sandviken

02, Jan, 2023 @4:40 PM

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‘Not all traditions are good’: lethal accidents deepen French hunting divide
Anti-hunt activists say tragedies are too high a price to pay for one of France’s most popular activities

Kim Willsher in Charny-Orée-de-Puisaye

02, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Feral deer will become Australia’s ‘next rabbit plague’ without a containment zone, experts say
Populations have increased tenfold in the past two decades, leading to a new national strategy to halt the rapid spread

Lisa Cox

15, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Three people injured over weekend in latest hunting incidents in France
Two men shot and another hit by lead pellets amid fierce debate over issue and resistance to alcohol ban

Kim Willsher in Paris

28, Nov, 2022 @10:32 AM

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French hunter who killed man after ‘mistaking him for boar’ goes on trial
Calls for crackdown on hunt safety during trial of Julien Féral, who shot dead man outside home near Toulouse

Kim Willsher in Cahors

17, Nov, 2022 @11:49 AM

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Ten African countries accuse EU of failing to protect hippos
Brussels’ plan to oppose a ban on trade in hippopotamus products puts species at risk, says letter signed by states, including Mali, Niger and Senegal

Arthur Neslen

08, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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French hunters react angrily to drinking ban plan to reduce accidental deaths
Hunting lobby, which has support of Emmanuel Macron, claims its members are being ‘stigmatised’

Kim Willsher in Paris

05, Oct, 2022 @1:18 PM

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Albania’s pelican colony was bouncing back. Now it faces the threat of a new airport
Dalmatian pelicans at Narta lagoon were saved from extinction but now the government is building an airport in Vlora’s protected landscape

Tom Peeters in Vlora, Albania

21, Sep, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Libyan militia detains hundreds of Chadians after poachers arrested
At least 400 Chadian workers rounded up in east Libyan town of Ajdabiya after security forces in Chad arrest four Libyan poachers

Zeinab Mohammed Salih

16, Sep, 2022 @4:36 PM

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