Huntsman encourages hounds to rip dead fox to pieces in front of campaigners


Conrad Jones, 24, was filmed throwing a fox carcass to his hounds to devour in front of animal rights campaigners and says he had been the victim of death threats

18th November 2021

A huntsman encouraged his hounds to tear a dead fox to pieces in front of animal rights campaigners.

Conrad Jones sparked anger when he threw a freshly-killed fox to his dogs.

The video clip was filmed at a hunt in Renfrewshire, Scotland, on Saturday the Daily Record reports .

Afterwards, the 24-year-old asked a protester who had tried to protect the animal: “Do you want me to hold it up for you?”

Speaking to the Record, Conrad declined to apologise and said he had been the victim of death threats since the clip circulated online.

Conrad, who works for the hunt organisers, did admit he “probably shouldn’t have done it”.

Conrad Jones, 24, throwing the dead fox to his hounds

Conrad Jones, 24, throwing the dead fox to his hounds

Conrad’s employer defended his behaviour, saying the hunt was entirely legal and that “everybody makes mistakes”.

In the video, Conrad shouts “good boys and girls” after throwing the fox to the dogs to eat.

The protestor who was trying to sabotage the hunt, asks Conrad “are you proud?” before saying: “You’re foaming at the mouth.”

Conrad is from Northern Ireland but has been working in Scotland since May.

He said: “I’ve been getting deaths threats and people threatening me. I just ignore it.

“The fox was shot within the law, everything was done within the law.

Conrad said he had received death threats since the video was published online

Conrad said he had received death threats since the video was published online

“If it was illegal I’m sure the police would have been here by now, but everything was above the law and that’s what’s annoying them more.

“Part of the problem was on Saturday, the saboteur got in line with the guns and the guns had to move so it was actually their fault the fox was chased over open ground.

“If they had stayed out the road it would have been dealt with and there would have been no problem whatsoever.

“They disrupted a legal activity.”

Conrad added: “maybe I shouldn’t have done it in front of them” but declined to say sorry and referred us to his “huntmaster”.

A spokesman for the Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Hunt said the incident had caused Jones “a lot of upset”.

When asked if it was normal for a fox to be thrown to the hounds after the kill as seen in the video, he replied: “No.”

When asked if he condoned Jones’ actions in the video he said: “Probably looking back he shouldn’t have done it, but that’s it.

“Nothing illegal went on that day. The police knew we were there and how we conduct ourselves.

“I don’t see the point in putting out the video that has been shown. It’s clearly going to cause a lot of distress to his family.

“He’s a young man. Everybody does silly things and regrets it but you’ve got to have a bit of humanity as well.

“If you publish that video online he could get more threats and animal extremists getting involved.

“Everybody makes mistakes.”

But a member of the Glasgow Hunt Sabs, who witnessed the incident, said Jones did not deserve pity.

She said: “I try and remain composure on a hunt and not to let them see you’re upset because it’s what they want, but it was horrible. It has stayed with a few of us.

“The way I read the situation was that he had done it in front of us to taunt us. He was enjoying it.

“We didn’t goad him in any way, he just chose to do that.

“If it’s not illegal it’s morally disgusting. Surely this isn’t pest control. The fact he fed the fox to the hounds is a precursor to training hounds to kill.

“The hounds devoured the body.”

The saboteur said claims the group got in the way of the guns during the shoot were “untrue”.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/huntsman-encourages-hounds-rip-dead-25489386

One Reply to “Huntsman encourages hounds to rip dead fox to pieces in front of campaigners”

  1. This scum is just a sad old fart who thinks he will upset sabs by doing this with a DEAD fox what a very sad person this is he needs help he’s falling apart.. These parasites know hunting is coming to an end and are taking their frustration out on DEAD animals how sad can you get??????????????????

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