Stag hunts ‘chased exhausted deer and shot one dead’

14th June 2022 Two stag hunts have been filmed chasing exhausted deer with hounds across the West Country before shooting one dead as it hid in undergrowth. Devon and Somerset are home to the UK’s only three remaining deer hunts – the Tiverton Staghounds, the Devon and Somerset Staghounds and the Quantock Staghounds. Investigators from …

Proposed ban on hunting wild animals with dogs in Northern Ireland fails as bill voted down

6th December 2021 A proposed Bill to ban hunting with dogs in Northern Ireland has fallen after narrowly failing to win enough votes in the Stormont Assembly. The region will remain the only part of the UK where hunting wild mammals with dogs is still permitted after the private members’ Bill was voted down on …

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 …

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), …

TAKE ACTION – EMAIL KEY LANDOWNERS TODAY – PERMANENTLY BAN ‘TRAIL’ HUNTING ON YOUR LAND!

Please use this link - https://takeaction.league.org.uk/page/90210/action/1 “In my judgement he was clearly encouraging the mirage of trail laying to act as a cover for old fashioned hunting.” – Judge Tan Ikram The explosive evidence heard during the trial of Mark Hankinson, Director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association, has shown the hunts lies about trail …

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WEBINAR FALL OUT CONTINUES – NATIONAL TRUST PERMANENTLY BAN HUNTING The National Trust have permanently banned hunting on their land following their AGM held in Harrogate today (30th October 2021). This was the first chance for the trust’s 5.6 million members to vote on hunting since 2017, when the board used discretionary proxy votes to …

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 …