The huntsman of the Fitzwilliam Hunt George Adams and bird of prey handler John Mease have been charged with offences under the Hunting Act after Cambridgeshire police investigated an alleged incident where a fox was chased and killed by hounds on New Years day. One of the men has also been charged with causing unnecessary cruelty to an animal in connection to an incident which came to light during investigations carried out by the police. Both men, from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire are due to appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on 27th July. Evidence and witness statements were supplied to the police by South Cambs and Beds and Bucks hunt saboteurs.
Three members of the Derwent Hunt, a hunt based in North Yorkshire appeared at Scarborough Magistrates Court on the 22nd... Full story
Cubbing or cub hunting
The period immediately preceding fox hunting. Starts from around mid to late August until the Opening meet normally the last Saturday in October or the first Saturday in November when young hounds are trained to hunt and fox cubs are predominately hunted. Also known as Autumn hunting.Full Glossary