The National Trust is giving out licences to hunts to take part in trail hunting. The League believes there is no such a thing as the 'sport of trail hunting' and it is simply a temporary, false alibi to cover for illegal hunting while the hunting fraternity hopes for the hunting ban to be repealed or
Invented following the enactment of the Hunting Act 2004, trail hunting was created to mimic traditional hunting. Hunts are said to follow a pre-laid trail in areas where the ‘once’ hunted animals would naturally occur. However those controlling the hounds are not told where the scent has been laid, so if the hounds catch the scent of a live animal instead - resulting in a chase and often a kill - this is then classed as an ‘accident’.
Reports from more than 30 hunt monitors across ten years from different organisations covering the majority of hunts in England and Wales (157), have reported witnessing someone laying a possible trail only in an average of around 3% of the occasions they monitored hunts. Worse, they believed that they may have witnessed a genuine trail hunting event, rather than a fake one, on an average of around 0.04% of occasion.
Please join us in the village of Sherborne, Gloucestershire on 25th February 11am – 2pm
Meeting Point: The red telephone box outside Sherborne Village Shop & Tea Room, GL54 3DH
For the car park: Please follow the directions here to Sherborne Estate
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lodge-park-and-sherborne-estate#How to get here
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