Petition Stop Forestry England granting licenses for Fox & Hare hunts
For the most recent hunting season, Forestry England gave hunting licences for 34 fox & hare “trail hunts”. Despite the hunting of wild mammals with dogs being illegal, two of the licensed trail hunts have received, or been associated with, convictions under the Hunting and Animal Welfare Acts.
Very recently, two of the hunts that Forestry England licence for so-called 'trail hunting' have received, or been associated with, convictions under the Hunting Act 2004 [Meynell & South Staffordshire Hunt in November 2019] & the Animal Welfare Act 2006 [Kimblewick Hunt in October 2019]. Other licensed fox hunts have recently been in the press for alleged trespass, killing foxes, losing control of their dogs & for another criminal conviction. These hunts should not take place on public land.
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