Horrified onlookers watch on as a pack of hounds ‘attack’ a pet dog and its owners on Cornwall beach


January 15, 2017

Horrified onlookers watched on as a pack of out-of-control hounds on a hunt attacked a pet dog and its owners who were enjoying a walk on a West Cornwall beach.

The hunt rode onto Gunwalloe Beach to take their horses into the sea for a dip at around 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon.

But instead of going into the sea the pack of dogs appeared to huddle together unsupervised on the beach, before a commotion broke out and the hounds began chasing something.

It’s not currently known which hunting group was on the beach.

Witness Julian Parrott, of Helston, said: "We could hear the hounds baying as if for blood.

"We saw a greyhound running for its life on the beach being pursued by the pack of hounds, with inept efforts by the huntsmen to keep them under control."

The beach was busy with walkers and families enjoying the sunny afternoon, but the mood quickly changed.

One of the hunters reportedly dismounted his horse and ran towards the dogs, in an attempt to stop them attacking the pet.

Meanwhile the dog’s owners, an elderly couple who did not wish to be named, were also attempting to save their pet from the pack.

According to onlookers, the couple managed to grab the dog, but the hounds continued to attack.

Another witness said: "It was a horrifying scene, the man attempted to fight off the hounds with his wife’s walking stick and was bitten several times on his hand and arm during the incident. His dog was bitten on the back.

"One of the hunters attempted to brandish a stick at the dogs to put them off, but was unable to prevent them mauling the pet and its owners.

"This was an incident where the hounds’ bloodlust was out of control. It was shocking to see and I couldn’t believe that they took the hunt on to a public beach where families were walking.

"That could just have easily have been a child."

One of the huntsmen apparently apologised to the shocked and distressed couple, before they left to go to hospital to get their injuries checked.

http://www.cornwalllive.com/horrified-onlookers-watch-on-as-a-pack-of-hunting-hounds-attack-a-pet-dog-and-its-owners/story-30059394-detail/story.html

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Police appeal after couple are allegedly attacked by hunt hounds on Gunwalloe beach in Cornwall
January 16, 2017

http://www.cornwalllive.com/police-appeal-after-alleged-attack-by-hunt-hounds-on-couple-walking-on-gunwalloe-beach-in-cornwall/story-30061482-detail/story.html

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