Alistair Robinson, a terrierman for the Ullswater Foxhounds, was found guilty in Penrith Magistrate’s court of breaching Section 1 of the Hunting Act. Video evidence captured by League Against Cruel Sports observers shows Robinson digging out the fox from underground and then beating it to death on 26 October 2009. He then tried to hide the carcass in a dry stone wall where it was later retrieved. Robinson was fined £250 and ordered to pay £900 in costs.
George Adams, former huntsman with the Fitzwilliam Hunt, lost his appeal at Cambridge Crown Court on the 9th May 2019 after the judge rejected his attempts to use what is known as the ‘falconry exemption’ to persuade them to overturn his earlier conviction Full story
Pronounced "cover". Generally used to describe a wood but also a hedge, gorse, thicket or field where a fox may lay for shelter.Full Glossary