Arkansas, short of volunteer witnesses, seeks to rush through 8 executions in 10 days in April


The state of Arkansas is struggling to find enough volunteers to witness eight inmate executions scheduled over 10 days in April. To find more volunteers, its corrections department has reached out to the Little Rock Rotary Club.

No one wants to watch executions in Arkansas

 

Source: Arkansas, short of volunteer witnesses, seeks to rush through 8 executions in 10 days in April

http://forward.com/fast-forward/366463/israeli-and-american-companies-create-marijuana-inhaler-for-sleep/


 

Insomnia sufferers often swear by a puff of marijuana before bed. Now an Israeli company is helping to medicalize the practice with an inhaler that delivers a stable and controlled dose of a cannabis formula that lasts through the night.

Read more: http://forward.com/fast-forward/366463/israeli-and-american-companies-create-marijuana-inhaler-for-sleep/

 

Fox Hunters Found Guilty after Being Filmed by Birdwatchers : League Against Cruel Sports


Notes to Editors

  • Please contact the League’s Press Office on 01483 524250 (24hrs) or email press@league.org.uk for any image, comment or interview requests
  • The League Against Cruel Sports is Britain’s leading charity that works to stop animals being persecuted, abused and killed for sport. The League was instrumental in helping bring about the landmark Hunting Act. We carry out investigations to expose law-breaking and cruelty to animals and campaign for stronger animal protection laws and penalties. We work to change attitudes and behaviour through education and manage sanctuaries to protect wildlife. Find out more about our work at league.org.uk. Registered charity in England and Wales (no.1095234) and Scotland (no.SC045533).
  • Trail Hunting vs Drag Hunting
    Trail hunting is not the same as drag hunting, a legitimate sport created in the 1800s which is not intended to mimic animal hunting, but instead is a sport using hounds to search for a non-animal scent without the pursuit or killing of wild animals. In drag hunting, or in bloodhounds hunting (or hunting the ‘clean boot’ as it is also known) where the scent of a human runner is followed instead of a drag, the trail never contains animal scent, is never laid in areas likely to have foxes, and those controlling the hounds always know where the trail was laid.

    This is why in drag hunting, ‘accidents’ when live animals are chased are very rare, while in trail hunting they are very common.

    The League believes there is no such a thing as the ‘sport of trail hunting’ and it is simply a temporary, false alibi to cover for illegal hunting while the hunting fraternity hopes for the hunting ban to be repealed or weakened.

    For more information download our detailed report on trail hunting, drag hunting and the ‘clean boot’.

https://www.league.org.uk/news/fox-hunters-found-guilty-after-being-filmed-by-birdwatchers