Councils urged to ban hunts from their land as campaigners say foxes still die

Councils urged to ban hunts from their land as campaigners say foxes still die

Animal welfare campaigners today urged councils to ban hunts from their land. Fox hunting was outlawed in February 2005 following a vote in Parliament. But trail hunting, where where riders and hounds follow a scent along a pre-determined route, is allowed. It is meant to replicate a traditional hunt but without a fox being chased, maimed or […]

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Tories bail out ‘barbaric fox hunters’ with £50,000 cash to survive coronavirus crisis

Tories bail out ‘barbaric fox hunters’ with £50,000 cash to survive coronavirus crisis

A Tory council has given £50,000 to support despised hunters through the Covid crisis. MPs and campaigners have slammed Shropshire County Council’s “disgraceful” use of public funds. While the businesses receiving funds are drag hunts, they are surrounded by controversy. The council has declined to disclose hunts involved – classed as businesses under the Government’s […]

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Foxhunting carries on with impunity, says former police chief

Foxhunting carries on with impunity, says former police chief

Foxhunting is continuing with impunity across the UK, with police and courts failing to hold those organising and taking part in them accountable, a former senior police officer has said, as the hunting season gears up towards its Boxing Day ceremonial climax. In November, anti-hunting campaigners collected 126 witness reports of foxhunting with hounds, including […]

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Hunt saboteurs film pack of hounds tearing body of fox apart ‘after trail hunt’ through the grounds of the Duke of Devonshire’s family seat, Chatsworth House

Hunt saboteurs film pack of hounds tearing body of fox apart ‘after trail hunt’ through the grounds of the Duke of Devonshire’s family seat, Chatsworth House

A group that sabotages animal hunts has revealed horrific footage of a pack of hounds tearing the body of a fox apart after a trail hunt which it claims went through the grounds of 35,000-acre Peak District estate Chatsworth House. The fox was chased through the grounds of the property in Derbyshire which has featured […]

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