Just when you thought you could enjoy the summer….
Cubhunting has started in the West County – here’s some video from Dorset from the 10th August 2010.
Cattistock hunt cubhunting in Dorset 10th August 2010. 6am behind the kennels thinking they were away from prying eyes (& cameras). The gorse they drew was at Lankham Bottom nature reserve – a fox was put to ground and terriermen attempted to dig out. Later the hounds nearly caused chaos on the busy A37 Dorchester – Yeovil road during ‘rush hour’.
This is 5 1/2 years after a ban on hunting with hounds…
It is illegal and shouldn’t be happening, but fox cubs born in March this year (2010 – 5 years after ‘the ban’) will be hunted and torn apart in secluded woods and maize fields at dawn and dusk while police, politicians and media look the other way.
If hunts are unable to train their hounds to kill and respond effectively during cubhunting, it has a massive effect on their ability to kill during the rest of the season (the bit from November to March that the media do publicise)
A big thank you to Lush and all those individuals who have joined as members over the summer or donated money – it won’t be wasted on administration – it will be spent on vehicles and supporting local groups to stop the killing.
Hare hunting will be getting underway about 6 weeks later, and we should have an update before then.