Hunt saboteurs Association Press Release August 2nd 2012Two members of the historic Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt are due to appear before Derby Magistrates Court on Wednesday the 8th of August for breaches of the Hunting Act 2004. The case against the Right Honourable John Edward "Johnny" Greenall, recently resigned huntmaster and major patron of the hunt and Glen Morris, steward and assistant terrierman is said to be based on video evidence obtained in October last year by anti-hunt activists in Derbyshire. This was prior to the main hunting season and traditionally would have been part of the cub (or recently-renamed autumn) hunting season.
This is the second time in as many years that members of a major East Midlands Fox Hunt have ended up in court for alleged offences of the Hunting Act. Last year, the huntsman and terrierman of the prestigious Fernie Hunt based in Leicestershire were convicted of illegal hunting and interfering with a badger sett.
Lee Moon, spokesperson for the Hunt Saboteurs Association, stated: “Johnny Greenall and Glen Morris are central figures in the Meynall and South Staffs Hunt. A guilty verdict would be a damning indictment of the whole hunt.”