Going to battle in the countryside

A fight over fox hunting and a clash of cultures 27th November 2021 By Jack Walton It’s quarter to ten on a Saturday morning somewhere between Manchester and Staffordshire. A group of twenty-somethings in mock paramilitary attire — black cargo trousers, tactical belts and heavy-duty combat boots — stand at the counter of a service …

The National Trust’s board of trustees has today announced the charity will no longer issue licences for trail hunting on Trust land.

25th November 2021 This activity has been suspended on Trust land since November 2020 following a police investigation into webinars involving hunts people discussing the practice. In October, the then director of the Master of the Fox Hounds Association (MFHA) was found guilty of encouraging the use of legal trail hunting as a screen to …

Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Huntsman Conrad Jones GUILTY

20th November 2020 A HUNTSMAN and hound keeper with the Coniston Hall Estate narrowly escaped prison after admitting five charges of drink driving, aggravated vehicle taking and vehicle damage under £5,000, driving without insurance, criminal damage to an arresting officer’s glasses and obstructing a constable. Skipton magistrates told father-of-two Conrad Jones, 23, of Wheelwright Farm, …

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 …

Message from Peterborough Hunt Sabs

https://www.facebook.com/peterboroughhuntsabs 19th November 2021 Terriermen caught on camera As the 2021 fox hunting season gets underway, the Fitzwilliam Hunt have been caught out yet again, with their terriermen blocking badger setts at a meet less than an hour before the hunt. Watch the video here - https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=6545882592120126 This is overwhelming evidence that their claims of …

Great news from Cumbria

18th November 2021 Keswick Town Council has voted this evening 10-2 to write a letter to the Blencathra Foxhounds, telling them they can no longer hold their annual Boxing Day parade in the town.

Wales landowner bans trail hunting after use as foxhunting cover

Natural Resources Wales says it cannot be sure trail hunting will not be used as smokescreen for illegal activity 18th November 2021 One of the biggest landowners in Wales has banned trail hunting after a court ruled that a leading huntsman had encouraged the practice as a smokescreen for illegal foxhunting. Natural Resources Wales (NRW), …

More than 30 dogs seized by police at North Wales farm following concerns about animal welfare

17th November 2021 Video report by ITV News Wales and West of England Correspondent Rupert Evelyn Dozens of dogs have been seized by police at a farm in North Wales following concerns about animal welfare and a potential breach of a court order. Officers from the North Wales rural crime unit and the RSPCA moved in on …