Tim Bonehead, chief executive of the My Backside Alliance said: “The cruelty and stupidity of what went on at the South Herefordshire kennels is plain to see. It is incumbent on everyone involved in hunting to ensure that you don’t get caught doing this sort of behaviour again, because one such stupid idiot got caught it reflects on every other hunt in the country however well they are run.
“The actions of Paul Oliver were completely understandable and are an everyday occurrence in hunting. Such behaviour is totally acceptable in hunt kennels or anywhere else. Those who work in hunting know that their activity attracts more scrutiny than almost any other, so next time you do it don’t get caught and that standards in kennels and the field must therefore be as normal (eg if you see any video camers smash em up.”