Cubhunting has started in the West County

Cubhunting has started yet again
Cubhunting has started yet again

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)

On a positive note, you can help stop them killing wildlife, but you’ve got to get out and about to do it. Don’t rely on someone else to be getting up and out at 4am – join your local group by mailing the Contact Officer This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and get active.

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.


One Reply to “Cubhunting has started in the West County”

  1. These are truly evil bastards that should be in jail, the Law says people can hunt with TWO dogs and the fox must be shot straight away how many dogs were there in this video??????????????????????????????

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