Three members of the College Valley and North Northumberland Hunt, including the joint master and the huntsman, have been charged with illegally hunting a fox. Timothy Wyndham Basil Smalley, joint master, Ian Robert McKie, huntsman and Andrew John Proe, kennel huntsman, are each charged with hunting a wild mammal with dogs, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004.
Two joint masters of the Devon and Somerset Staghounds have been charged for offences under the Hunting Act 2004.
Libby Gilbert, the former joint master and huntswoman of the Royal Agricultural Beagles was due to appear at Swindon Magistrates' Court today to answer a charge of illegally hunting hares, contrary to S1 of the Hunting Act 2004 but despite a summons being served she failed to turn up.
The huntsman for the Sussex based Crawley and Horsham Hunt appeared at Worthing Magistrates' Court and pleaded guilty to hunting a fox with dogs, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004.
The huntsman for the Seavington Hunt appeared at Yeovil Magistrates' Court and pleaded guilty to hunting a fox with dogs, contrary to S1 of the Hunting Act 2004. David Parker, 39 was fined £500, ordered to pay £500 costs and a £50 victim surcharge.
Four men working for the Duddon Valley Fox Control Society have admitted hunting a wild mammal with a dog, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004, after evidence was passed on to Cumbria police by the League Against Cruel Sports.
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.
Four members of the Middleton Hunt, a registered hunt based at Malton, North Yorkshire, today pleaded guilty to illegally hunting a fox in December 2012 following footage obtained by the League Against Cruel Sports during a hunt meet at Full Sutton, East Yorkshire.
Four members of the Yorkshire based Middleton Hunt, including the huntsman and the whipper-in, have appeared in court for offences under the Hunting Act 2004 and the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Two members of the Oxfordshire based Heythrop Hunt former huntsman Julian Barnfield and recently retired joint master Richard Sumner pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates Court to four charges of illegally hunting foxes with dogs. The Heythrop Hunt Ltd also pleaded guilty to the same four charges.