Footage passed to the Hunt Saboteurs Association shows members of the Wiltshire-based Avon Vale Hunt throwing and bolting foxes to their hounds.
still killing as normal
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The new Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Act will come into force today, Tuesday October 3rd 2023. The new law will replace the current Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002, ironing out the loopholes left which have allowed hunts to continue to brutally kill wildlife.
With the autumn ‘sport’ of cub hunting resuming recently the HSA became aware of a covert in Great Habton, North Yorkshire, known by locals as ‘Bone Wood’ due to the unusually large number of animal corpses scattered around the place.
The campaign to close the Cottesmore Hunt has now reached five seasons. That is five seasons of sabbing them on every Saturday and a hefty number of their midweek meets.
The chairman of the British Hound Sports Association (BHSA) William Waldorf Astor III (that’s Viscount Astor to you) has written a piece for Horse and Hound on ‘trail hunting’. The HSA takes a look at some of his claims.
Distressing footage passed to the HSA by members of the public shows the Albrighton & Woodland Hunts out-of-control hounds rioting on, and killing, a muntjac deer yesterday during a cubbing meet near Seisdon, Staffordshire.