The Heythrop Hunt and four of it’s members are being prosecuted by the RSPCA for 45 alleged offences under the Hunting Act 2004. They denied illegally hunting foxes with dogs during incidents that took place during the spring of 2012. Huntsman Julian Barnfield, whipper-in Duncan Hune, joint master Venessa Lambert and retired joint master Richard Sumner have all been charged with a number of offences. The case will be heard at Oxford Magistrates Court which is due to start on 13th December 2012 and is expected to last for several weeks.
Six men from the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt have been charged with offences under the Hunting Act following an incident in October 2018. Full story
To cause the quarry to leave a place of shelter or underground refuge so that it may be chased or killed. In fox and mink hunting the quarry was often bolted by use of terriers so that it could be hunted again by hounds.Full Glossary