The New Tradition of Foxing Day – the antidote to the Boxing Day Foxhunt

Rebecca Hosking Tuesday, 17th December 2019 Rebecca Hosking explains her relationship with the local foxhunt and how through decades of battle, a new tradition has been born. To come up with an antidote to the Boxing Day Foxhunt, even a cultural antidote, you must first understand what it is you are counter-acting. Within the UK …

Scott Matthew Cochrane found with dead rabbits, Lurcher-type dogs and steel ball bearings

AN OFFENDER who admitted hunting wild animals with dogs has been banned from land across three counties after breaching a court order. Scott Matthew Cochrane had been found with dead rabbits, Lurcher-type dogs and steel ball bearings. He can no longer enter many rural areas in Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. The areas include south of …

Men convicted for illegal fox cruelty at Kimblewick hunt spared jail

TWO men who were convicted of animal cruelty after dragging a trapped fox from a tunnel during a hunt in Oxfordshire have been spared jail. Ian James Kirby Parkinson, 65, of Lower Road, Haddenham, and Mark Anthony Vincent, 53, of Kimblewick, Aylesbury - the President of the Kimblewick Hunt group - were both found guilty …

Former Meynell Hunt members admit illegally hunting wild animal with dogs

18th November 2019 Four other hunt associates have had their case dismissed. Two men have been fined after admitting illegally hunting a wild animal with dogs. Sam Staniland, 32, of Hadleigh, Ipswich; and William Tatler, 46, of The Green, Idridgehay, Belper; were fined £535 each when they appeared at Nottingham Justice Centre. Both men are …

Men deny illegal hunting at Trendle Ring, Bicknoller

27th October 2019 TWO men have appeared in court jointly charged with illegally hunting. Richard Down, 56, of Kittisford Farm, Bathealton, and Martin John Watts, also 56, of Kennel Lane, West Bagborough, both deny committing the offence. Both are members of the Quantock Staghounds. They are charged with hunting a wild animal with a dog …