The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised proceedings against Libby Gilbert, former huntswoman and joint master of the Royal Agricultural College Beagles, for allegedly hunting a hare with dogs on the 20th February 2013, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004. The case is based on evidence gathered by the League Against Cruel Sports which was passed to Wiltshire police. The case against Gilbert is listed for hearing by Swindon Magistrates’ Court on the 16th October 2013.
Huntsman of the Quantock Staghounds Richard Down, 54, of West Bagborough, and whipper-in Martin Watts, 55 of Washford, stood trial at Taunton Magistrates' Court on November 12th and 13th accused of illegally hunting deer with dogs on the Quantock Hills on January 22, 2018, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004 Full story
Hounds are said to speak or are speaking when they yelp or bark excitedly when following a scent. Also known as Giving tongue, Voice or in Cry.Full Glossary