Representatives of the Kimblewick Hunt were invited to visit The Ebony Horse Club, the inner-city riding school in Brixton

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Representatives of the Kimblewick Hunt were invited to visit The Ebony Horse Club, the inner-city riding school in Brixton on Thursday, 3rd May. Invited by patron Charlotte Steele, over 100 guests were present to hear joint-master Andrew Sallis introduce three couple of hounds and give a great insight into hunting life. The guests including patrons,…

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Hunting’s rural spring clean

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The Countryside Alliance (CA) is joining forces with hunts across the country to clean up rural areas over a weekend dedicated to picking up litter in and around the countryside on 2nd & 3rd June. Just last week the Environment Minister, Dr Therese Coffey MP, announced that the Government will review sentencing for those found…

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Court reaches verdict in Fitzwilliam Hunt case

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Two members of the Fitzwilliam Hunt have been standing trial at Peterborough Magistrates Court. They were each accused of one offence under the Hunting Act 2004 in connection with hunting activity on 1 January 2016. The judge found falconer John Mease not guilty of illegal hunting, and also found Mease not guilty of an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. The…

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Two hunt prosecutions fail

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: This week has seen Hunting Act prosecutions involving two hunts fail. The huntsman of the Portman hunt was found not guilty at Poole Magistrates, and three members of the Grove and Rufford hunt successfully appealed convictions in Nottingham Crown Court. The detail of the cases is important, and…

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Tesco prefers pirates to foxhunters

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: There are plenty of examples of the idiocy that results from a toxic mixture of animal rights activism, social media and corporate communications, but this week’s report that Tesco has decided to remove a fox hunter fancy dress costume from its website is exceptional. Not because the ‘costume’…

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Half-term Hunting competition winner

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The winner of our half-term hunting photography competition has been chosen following a vote on social media for Countryside Alliance supporters to choose between two finalists. The images were selected from a large number of entries submitted during the recent half-term holidays and they both received great support, with the results changing over the course…

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