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Tedworth Huntsman knocked out by masked sabs

| Campaigns, Hunting

On Wednesday 28th January the Western Daily Press reported: “A West Country huntmaster was knocked unconscious in a vicious attack by masked hunt saboteurs armed with iron bars, the Western Daily Press can reveal. Police in Wiltshire are investigating the incident, which happened near the village of Everleigh, near Amesbury, at the end of a…

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BBC Online: Did fox hunting disappear?

| Campaigns, Hunting

On Tuesday 10th February the BBC website published a feature to mark ten years since the Hunting Act came into force in England and Wales. The piece, entitled “Did fox hunting disappear?” quotes the Alliance, Gerald Sumner of the Kimblewick Hunt and Professor Gary Marvin, as well as the opposition who, incredibly, maintain that the…

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Middleton Hunt Master and Huntsman Tom Holt not guilty

| Campaigns, Hunting

Middleton Hunt Master and Huntsman Tom Holt has been found not guilty of a Hunting Act offence after a trial at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court. Employees of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) had covertly filmed Mr Holt on 19th February near Malton in North Yorkshire and made allegations of illegal hunting. The Crown Prosecution Service brought…

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Countryfile on the 10th anniversary of the Hunting Act

| Campaigns, Hunting

On Sunday 15th February the BBC’s Countryfile programme was in Gloucestershire. The show looked at the Hunting Act 10 years on and spoke to Henry Berkeley, Master of the Berkeley Hunt, Capt Farquhar, Master of the Beaufort Foxhounds and the Huntsman Tony Holdsworth. Presenter Tom Heap also spoke to Michael Stephenson of the League Against…

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The Hunting Act – ten years of not working

| Campaigns, Hunting

Director of Campaigns Tim Bonner writes on the 10th anniversary of the Hunting Act: As you are no doubt aware, today is the 10th anniversary of the Hunting Act coming into force in England and Wales. The Countryside Alliance’s press office has been working at capacity in the past few weeks, dealing with media bids for…

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