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.
Two men have pleaded not guilty at Ipswich Magistrates' Court to hunting and killing a fox with hounds during a Boxing Day Hunt in Suffolk. Full story
Hounds are hunting heel or are hunting the heel line when they hunt the line in the opposite direction to which the quarry has run.Full Glossary