Animals

A random selection of media pieces I have authored or contributed to/been interviewed for on animal welfare issues, including bloodsports.

VIDEO: Make Cruelty History

VIDEO: Will 2018 be the most important year in history for UK wildlife?

LUSH Radio: Eduardo Goncalves talks about Boxing Day hunts and why we need tougher sentences for animal cruelty
http://player.lush.com/channels/Lush%20Times/radio/eduardo-goncalves-boxing-day-hunts

VIDEO: Eduardo Goncalves with Vinny the 7 week-old fox cub

SHOOTING: Eduardo Goncalves on why it’s time to close down Britain’s grouse-shooting industry
https://theecologist.org/2016/aug/18/time-close-down-britains-devastating-grouse-shooting-industry

GUARDIAN LETTERS: Why the environment must be at the heart of the UK general election. “While 52% of British people voted to leave the EU, 84% want the ban on hunting foxes to stay”
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/03/why-the-environment-must-be-at-the-heart-of-the-uk-general-election

LETTERS: Fired-up over grouse shooting and moorlands. “The effects of driven grouse shooting are wide-ranging and devastating.”
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/oct/30/fired-up-over-grouse-shooting-and-moorlands

THE INDEPENDENT: Don’t be fooled by Boxing Day trail hunts – they’re just as cruel as illegal animal hunting, says Eduardo Goncalves
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/boxing-day-hunts-trail-hunting-foxes-animal-cruelty-a8127611.html

HUFFINGTON POST: Unlucky For Hunts As Hunting Ban Turns 13. Eduardo Goncalves on why the law should be strengthened
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/unlucky-for-hunts-as-hunting-ban-turns-13_uk_5a86b224e4b088d92ef35abd

PETS AT WORK: Pooches in the workplace can stop the economy going to the dogs, writes Eduardo Goncalves
http://www.writeyou.co.uk/nationaldogday

DOG-FIGHTING: Eduardo Goncalves – We need a national taskforce to tackle dog fighting in the UK
http://www.writeyou.co.uk/nationaltaskforce

HUNT THUGS: Eduardo Goncalves on why the brutal attack on hunt monitors must not go unpunished
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/eduardo-goncalves/brutal-attack-on-fox-hunt_b_9456942.html

VIDEO: Eduardo Goncalves on the cancer of dogfighting – and why the time must fit the crime

ELECTION: Why on Earth did Tory leader Theresa May come out in favour of foxhunting at the 2017 election, asks Eduardo Goncalves
https://theecologist.org/2017/may/18/tell-mrs-may-foxhunting-must-remain-illegal

THE ECOLOGIST: Training hounds to kill foxes in secret slaughter sessions is just one example of the cruelty and violence that’s intrinsic to fox-hunting, writes Eduardo Goncalves
https://theecologist.org/2016/jun/23/fox-cub-persecution-hunting-and-violence-are-inseparable

EVENING STANDARD: Fox hunting group being probed after allegations of animal cruelty
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/fox-hunting-group-being-probed-after-allegations-of-animal-cruelty-a3278821.html

TARGET PRACTICE: Shocking footage reveals the cruel reality of Britain’s £2 billion game shooting industry. “This is little more than target practice with living creatures.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shocking-footage-reveals-cruel-reality-7442013

SPY GAMES: Anti-fox hunting activists BUGGED in ‘sinister, James Bond-style plot’. “There are people out there whose sick blood lust has overridden any sense of common decency and acceptable boundaries”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/anti-fox-hunting-activists-bugged-7717325

CRUELTY CRUSADE: Outrage as Government accused of going SOFT on animal abusers. “If we don’t offer a serious punishment to animal abusers then they will continue abusing animals.”
https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/764276/Cruelty-Crusade-outrage-government-accused-soft-animal-abusers

BIRD-SHOOTING INDUSTRY: The League Against Cruel Sports Calls For Inquiry Into UK’s Game Bird Shooting Industry. The animals who are eventually used as “target practice” are kept in conditions “worse than those for farmed chickens”.
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/02/24/league-against-cruel-sports-inquiry-game-bird-shooting_n_9308588.html

PREDATOR PERSECUTION: Anti hunt campaigners demand ban on grouse hunting as bloodsports enthusiasts prepare for Glorious Twelfth. Hen harriers “are being persecuted to extinction”.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/anti-hunt-campaigners-demand-ban-8605594

FOX HUNTING: Fresh calls for watchdogs to monitor blood sport to protect wild animals. “Hunts are playing fast and loose with the law.”
https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/734753/fox-hunting-uk-watchdogs-monitor-sport-protect-wild-animals

SCOTTISH SUN: Shelter pet horror – Puppy found mutilated at Ayrshire Ark shelter ‘had injuries similar to wounds inflicted in organised dog fights
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/1319242/puppy-found-mutilated-at-ayrshire-ark-shelter-had-injuries-similar-to-wounds-inflicted-in-organised-dog-fights/

BAIT ANIMALS: Tortured dog had her teeth PULLED OUT before being used as BAIT in dog fight
https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/673671/Dog-fighting-cruel-sports-Cupcake-dog-bait-fight-training

DOGFIGHTING: Ricky Gervais slams ‘disgusting’ dog fights as tragic pooch with teeth smashed in rescued from illegal ring
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ricky-gervais-slams-disgusting-dog-8037509

HUNTER CONVICTED: Badger baiting master of the Dwyryd Hunt sent to prison in ‘landmark’ case. “Sadly it comes as no surprise that a huntsman has been engaged in other horrific practices involving cruelty to animals.”
https://theecologist.org/2018/feb/05/badger-baiting-master-dwyryd-hunt-sent-prison-landmark-case-reports-ecomontague

ELECTION POLL: Fox hunting – Three out of four voters ‘are AGAINST overturning the ban’. “Hunting has become one of the big issues in this election, and it is now clear that it is an extremely toxic one for any pro-hunt candidate.”
https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/811849/general-election-2017-theresa-may-Fox-hunting-ban-overturn-voters-against

VOTER ANGER: Angry animal campaigners accuse Theresa May of being OUT OF TOUCH with voters. “Anyone who feels the need to kill foxes should never use hunting with dogs, as it is in fact one of the cruellest methods available.”
https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/805365/Election-2017-Theresa-May-fox-hunting-humane

‘TRAIL HUNTING’ EXPOSED: Fox hunters found guilty of illegal hunting after they were filmed by two birdwatchers. “Fox hunts constantly chase real foxes while pretending they are following a trail”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/fox-hunters-found-guilty-illegal-10030211

TROPHY HUNTING: Thousands of trophy hunters sign up to ‘pay to slay’ for the chance to kill lions, leopards and elephants. “It is sickening that some people enjoy slaughtering animals just to show off the dead body on their wall at home.”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35471147/thousands-of-trophy-hunters-sign-up-to-pay-to-slay-for-the-chance-to-kill-lions-leopards-and-elephants

‘PAY TO SLAY’ HORROR: More than 20,000 trophy hunters descend on Las Vegas to join ‘pay to slay’ auctions. “It beggars belief that there are still people who are excited by the prospect of slaughtering an animal for target practice and turning it into a trophy.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/more-than-20000-trophy-hunters-descend-on-las-vegas-to-join-pay-to-slay-auctions-a6847361.html

CELEBS BACK BAN: Fox hunting: Brian May and Chris Packham among stars calling to KEEP current ban. “The view of voters couldn’t be clearer”.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/800362/Fox-hunting-ban-Brian-May-Chris-Packham-keep-ban-Ranulph-Fiennes-General-Election

HUNTS SPREADING TB? Hounds At Kimblewick Hunt Killed After Bovine TB Outbreak In Buckinghamshire. “Thousands of hunt hounds are free to chase from field to field, farm to farm and across private and National Trust land pretty much on a daily basis during the hunting season.
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/hounds-kimblewick-hunt-killed-after-bovine-tb-outbreak_uk_58bfe512e4b0d1078ca25a6b

LEGENDARY EXPLORER’S APPEAL: Sir Ranulph Fiennes pleads with Theresa May: ‘Don’t bring back cruel fox hunting’. “Vast majority of the British public are completely opposed to hunting”.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/689641/Sir-Ranulph-Fiennes-Theresa-May-fox-hunting

FOX HUNT HORROR: Watch the shocking moment fox cubs are put into kennels with hunting dogs ‘to train them to kill’.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1328491/watch-the-shocking-moment-fox-cubs-are-put-into-kennels-with-hunting-dogs-to-train-them-to-kill/

BUZZARDS PERSECUTED: Buzzards back in hunters’ crosshairs over threat to UK pheasant shoots. “Authorising this protected raptor to be killed purely to boost the profits of private shooting interests sets a very dangerous precedent”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/17/buzzard-hunting-licences-threat-to-uk-pheasant-industry

HOUNDS HORROR: ‘Seven dogs killed on railway line during drag hunting event’ as police probe launched. “This horrific incident is not an isolated case in trail hunting and is typical of the disregard that hunts show for their dogs and the public.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/seven-dogs-killed-railway-line-8780583

BBC SPORT – Grand National 2016: Minella Reception dies after fall.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/35992129

CRUEL YET LEGAL: 1.7 MILLION animals a year will fall victim to barbaric snare traps, campaigners warn.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/692430/More-than-million-animals-year-fall-victim-barbaric-snare-traps

BBC: Are we tough enough on animal cruelty? “I know in the back of my mind that if we catch a dog fighter, the most they will get is six months in prison – and probably much less. That’s utterly inadequate and would be laughable if it wasn’t so shocking.”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39042626

BBC NEWS: Fox cubs filmed ‘being put into hounds’ kennels’. It blows “away the myth that fox hunting has got anything to do with controlling the fox population – this is a cruel sport, pure and simple”.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36598935

BBC NEWS: Dog fighting – Campaigners call for action against owners
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36365619

SHOOTING DOVES: Hunting endangered European turtle doves given green light. “The Maltese government has bowed to a vociferous hunting lobby.”
https://inhabitat.com/malta-green-lights-the-hunt-of-5000-endangered-european-turtle-doves/

BELFAST TELEGRAPH: Maximum jail term for animal cruelty should rise to five years
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/maximum-jail-term-for-animal-cruelty-should-rise-to-five-years-charity-says-35464689.html

MIX96: 40 hunting dogs put down after being infected with bovine TB. “There are more than 50 hunts operating in parts of the country where bTB is particularly widespread. Are we looking at the real reason why the disease can’t be controlled?”
https://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/2241207/hunting-hounds-found-with-tb-near-aylesbury/

DAILY EXPRESS: “Trail hunting continues to be used as a cover for illegal hunting”
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/914201/fox-hunting-trail-west-midlands-hunt-saboteurs-foxes-hounds

SENTENCES: Cruelty Campaign for tougher animal abuser punishment gains support. “The punishment for dog fighting could never truly fit the crime, but increasing the maximum penalty would be a good start.”
https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/732903/Cruelty-Crusade-campaign-victory-tough-animal-abuse-punishment-support

SNARES: 1.7 MILLION animals a year will fall victim to barbaric snare traps, campaigners warn
https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/692430/More-than-million-animals-year-fall-victim-barbaric-snare-traps

MIRROR: 500 dog fights reported every year. “Evidence from the UK and abroad points to the activity being a ‘gateway’ crime to serious and organised offences, such as drug and gun crime.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/500-dog-fights-year-reported-9647930

HOUNDS KILLED: Top Tory’s fox hunt kills off 25 of its own hounds after bovine TB outbreak . “The implications of this outbreak are huge. It would be a farce if hunting was allowed to continue while bovine TB is rife.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/top-torys-fox-hunt-kills-9982581

SOFT SENTENCES: Ricky Gervais erupts with FURY at soft sentences for dog fighters. “The current maximum sentence of six months’ imprisonment for animal cruelty in England and Wales is quite simply a joke,” said Eduardo Goncalves
https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/771154/ricky-gervais-tougher-dog-fighter-sentences-mps-debate-parliament

MASHABLE: Up to 5,000 turtle doves to be hunted and shot in Malta. “The science shows that the turtle dove is in serious decline.”
https://mashable.com/2016/03/17/5000-turtle-doves-malta/

ITV NEWS: Hunting ban supported by 84% of voters. “Polling highlights just how out of touch any move to repeal the hunting ban would be with the views held by the majority of the British public – including Conservative voters.”
http://www.itv.com/news/2016-09-30/hunting-ban-supported-by-84-of-voters/

BELFAST LIVE: “Wire snares are the landmines of the countryside. They are cruel and indiscriminate killers of wild mammals and pets.”
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/animal-welfare-group-slam-indiscriminate-11308675

GRAND NATIONAL: “The horses that make it to the end of the race are the lucky ones. Those who lose out end up in a hastily erected white tent”
http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/campaigners-call-for-grand-national-to-be-banned

THE TIMES: Hunt crowds do not back killing of foxes
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hunt-crowds-do-not-back-killing-foxes-mdt0qsntd

THE SUN: MPs demand clampdown on evil online dog breeders. “We need an increase in sentencing to 5 years for animal cruelty.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2192029/mps-demand-clampdown-on-evil-online-dog-breeders-after-an-avalanche-of-cruelty-complaints/

THE NEW EUROPEAN: “Are we really going to turn the clock back to a time when killing animals for fun was legal?”
http://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/hunting-poll-do-you-agree-with-may-that-fox-hunting-should-be-legal-1-5011172

NEWSTALK: Fox cubs filmed ‘being fed’ to hounds in kennels
https://www.newstalk.com/Fox-cubs-dogs-kennels-cubbing-UK-footage-Hunt-Investigation-Team

SQUIRREL CULL: Politicians Face Backlash For Supporting Squirrel Cull. “People are going to be angry at why the government is apparently sanctioning the large scale killing of grey squirrels”
https://www.veganlifemag.com/uk-politicians-face-backlash-supporting-squirrel-cull/

LEFT FOOT FORWARD: Let’s not turn the clock back to the time when killing foxes for fun was legal, writes Eduardo Goncalves
https://leftfootforward.org/2017/05/lets-not-turn-the-clock-back-to-the-time-when-killing-foxes-for-fun-was-legal/

SNARES: “It’s time for a total ban.”
https://www.birdguides.com/news/government-rejects-call-to-ban-snares/

METRO: Fox cubs filmed being put into hounds’ kennels to train them to hunt
Fox cubs filmed being put into hounds’ kennels to train them to hunt

BBC NEWS: Dog fighting – “it’s planned, it’s organised, it’s deliberate”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36365619

BUSINESS REPORTER: Bookmakers must be made to pay towards the welfare of greyhounds. “Over 2,000 dogs were injured in the last 3 years, and over 1,000 were euthanised.”
https://business-reporter.co.uk/2016/02/25/bookmakers-must-be-made-to-pay-towards-the-welfare-of-greyhounds/

CUB-HUNTING: Charity offers £1k to catch barbaric fox cub hunters. “Cub hunting is one of the hunting fraternity’s dirtiest secrets.”
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-ccd7-charity-offers-1k-to-catch-barbaric-fox-cub-hunters-1

UNILAD: Hideous Video Shows Fox Cubs Being Put In Hunting Dogs Kennel For Training. “Hounds won’t naturally kill foxes so they must be taught to do so.”
https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/hideous-video-shows-fox-cubs-being-put-in-hunting-dogs-kennel-for-training/

DAILY MAIL: May’s hunting ban u-turn shows the government has realised how important it is to the British public
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5209859/May-set-abandon-free-vote-pledge-fox-hunting-ban.html

BOVINE TB: Hunting group kills off 25 of its dogs after TB outbreak. “All hunting with dogs must be suspended with immediate effect.”
https://dogstodaymagazine.co.uk/2017/03/09/hunting-group-kills-off-25-foxhounds-bovine-tb-outbreak/

USA TODAY: Fox hunting becomes battleground in U.K. general election. “Fox hunts capture and raise foxes to chase.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/06/07/fox-hunting-britain-election/102545374/

INEWS: Dog fighting report reveals pet cats being stolen for bait. “Dog fighting is one of the most serious animal welfare issues in Britain today.”
https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/resurgence-illegal-dog-fighting-across-uk/

DAILY RECORD: we need appropriate penalties for animal cruelty and dog-fighters
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/banned-breeds-being-reared-dog-8036097

SKY NEWS: Fox cubs filmed being fed to hounds exposes the gruesome training secrets of UK hunters
https://news.sky.com/story/fox-cubs-filmed-being-fed-to-hounds-in-kennels-10322744

DAILY TELEGRAPH: If anyone thinks dog fighting is a thing of the past, then sadly they are wrong
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/24/charity-urges-crackdown-on-barbaric-dog-fighting/

TALK RADIO: Dog fighting is barbaric and we cannot allow it to be part of a modern Britain
http://talkradio.co.uk/opinion/if-anyone-thinks-dog-fightings-thing-past-theyre-wrong-says-league-against-cruel-sports

MIRROR: It’s a victory for common sense as Theresa May shelves plans to axe hunting ban
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/anti-fox-hunting-campaigners-declare-10733909

THE GUARDIAN: The hunt lobby needs to act decisively against violence perpetrated by its supporters against law-abiding citizens who are ensuring the Hunting Act is upheld
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/13/two-men-arrested-leicestershire-attack-on-animal-welfare-activists-at-hunt

GREYHOUND RACING: Time to call for cruel and out-dated ‘sport’ to be phased out
http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/news/15184900._Cruel_and_outdated__or_demise_of__excellent__sport__Wimbledon_Stadium_holds_final_greyhound_race/

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