National Trust reaffirms trail hunting stance after alleged activity between Keswick and Buttermere

20/10/2021 THE National Trust has reaffirmed its stance on trail hunting following reports of the activity taking place on its land. Videos seen by the News & Star appeared to show trail hunting taking place between Keswick and Buttermere and near Crummock Water last week. A National Trust spokesperson said: “Following the emergence of a …

Police ‘furious’ that a member of the House of Lords was not prosecuted over fox hunting video

20th October 2021 Police officers behind the conviction of a leading figure in the fox hunting lobby have told i they are “furious” that a member of the House of Lords was not prosecuted. Lord Mancroft, one of 92 hereditary peers who remain in the upper house, was one of six leading hunting figures who …

Mark Hankinson: Top huntsman guilty of encouraging illegal fox hunting

15th October 2021 A senior fox hunter has been found guilty of encouraging and assisting people to evade the ban on fox hunting. Recordings of Mark Hankinson, a director of the Master of Foxhounds Association, speaking to around 100 senior hunters in two private webinars in August 2020 were leaked online. The prosecution argued he …

F***ing great news

15th October 2021 FOUND GUILTY! Mark Hankinson has been found guilty of encouraging or assisting others to commit offences under the hunting act following his trial at Westminster magistrates court. The trial came about after the HSA exposed leaked hunting office webinars in 2020.

Shocking video shows campaigner confronting huntsman with dead fox in south Warwickshire after dragging it out of the mouths of hounds

The huntsmen said the hounds strayed from the trail which had been laid for them to follow and that they immediately reported it the police (NWHSA comment - what a load of bullshit) 13th October 2021 An anti-hunt campaigner in south Warwickshire dragged a dead fox out of the mouths of hounds - and then …

Hunt saboteur suffers broken ribs in alleged attack, monitoring group says

The victim was trying to observe a hunt (the hunt involved was the Cottersmore Hunt) in the east of Leicestershire 22nd September 2021 An anti-foxhunting campaigner reportedly suffered two broken ribs after he was allegedly 'pushed or pulled' from a fence during an altercation. The 61-year-old was with the Northants Hunt Saboteurs on farmland near …

Foxhound body director ‘encouraged’ illegal fox hunts, court hears

Prosecution says Mark Hankinson gave advice on how to use trail hunting as a ‘smokescreen’. 20th September 2021 The director of the body representing foxhound packs encouraged members to use trail hunting, where horseback riders with dogs follow trails laid with scent in advance, as a “smokescreen” for illegal foxhunting, a court has heard. Mark …