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Fox hunting group faces investigation over claims of animal cruelty

Post by Guest on Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:04 pm

Former appeal court judge to look into claims that South Herefordshire Hunt used fox cubs to train hounds to kill

An independent investigation has been launched into a fox hunting group amid allegations of animal cruelty.
The investigation, which will be chaired by the former appeal court judge Sir John Chadwick, will look into the South Herefordshire Hunt, where three people have been arrested on suspicion of causing suffering to animals.

It comes after footage was released that animal rights campaigners claim shows evidence of “cubbing”, using fox cubs to train hounds to hunt and kill the animals.

In the footage, filmed by the Hunt Investigation Team supported by the League Against Cruel Sports, an individual can be seen carrying a fox cub into a barn where hounds are kennelled and baying, and later disposing of a dead fox in a wheelie bin.

Three people have been arrested and released on police bail.

The Master of Fox Hounds Association, which regulates and represents hunts around the country, said it had launched the inquiry “into conduct which suggests breaches of the association’s rules at the South Herefordshire Hunt”.
In a statement it said: “The hunt has suspended two members of staff and the kennels are currently closed.
“The South Herefordshire hounds are being looked after by other hunts which are members of the association.

“The inquiry will be chaired by the Rt Hon Sir John Chadwick, a former appeal court judge, and will include Bill Andrewes, an experienced former master and hunt chairman, and Pauline Tolhurst, a practising veterinary surgeon.”
West Mercia police said a 37-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, both from Hereford, had been arrested in May on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal and had both been released on police bail until August.
In early June, a 37-year-old man from Abergavenny was arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, and has been bailed until August.
Hunting foxes with dogs has been banned for more than a decade, with hunts now allowed to participate in “drag hunting” where an artificial scent is laid for the hounds to track.
But animal rights campaigners claim live fox cubs are being kept and used by hunts to train hounds to kill, or as a ready supply of foxes to hunt.
The chief executive of the League Against Cruel Sports, Eduardo Goncalves, said: “The hounds won’t naturally kill foxes so they must be taught to do so.” He said the footage appeared to show training techniques used by hunts in the UK.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jun/23/fox-hunting-group-investigation-claims-animal-cruelty-south-herefordshire




Dear god, there is a video that shows them picking a baby fox out of a bin and taking it into the kennels, you can then hear the dogs baying and barking and obviously ripping it apart.

I'd bloody do the same to them, damn them.


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Post by Angry Andy on Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:05 pm

Being featured on BBC news at 1800utc.
Which side of the political spectrum supports and sponsors hunts?

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Post by nicko on Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:48 pm

If true, throw the book at 'em and close them down.

Problem is the dogs would be put down, and it a'int there fault!
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Scum bags!



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