Hunt hounds ‘must have leads’

Hounds being used on hunts in Shrewsbury will have to be kept on leads when they are on public highways, councillors have confirmed. The issue was raised by Labour group leader Danny Moore at last night’s full meeting of Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council. Councillor Moore had tabled a question raising the issue of dogs …

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Hunt ‘chased fox into empty village house’

By Oliver Jelley Hounds chased a fox into an empty house in a Northamptonshire village before cornering and killing the animal in the bathroom. Villagers said dogs from the Grafton Hunt gained access to the house in Chapel Lane, Maidford, near Towcester, through an open backdoor before pursuing the fox inside and then killing it, …