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. Christopher Amatt 58, of Attleton Green, and Archibald Clifton-Brown 19, of Haverhill, both denied hunting a fox in Great Thurlow on 26 December 2017. Christopher Amatt also pleaded not guilty to assault and Archibald Clifton-Brown denied assault by beating. They were granted unconditional bail, with a trial date yet to be set.
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
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