We hope to be proved wrong, but it seems one of the impacts of the constant Countryside Alliance spin that the Hunting Act is about to be repealed is that the hunts are getting ever more cocky.

Today, the Daily Mail and The Sun are reporting on how hounds from the Worcestershire Hunt pursued a fox in a residential area in Droitwich. Now, we’re not suggesting that the Worcestershire Hunt intended to hunt the fox, but if you take a look at a satellite image of Rebekah Gardens, where the hounds ended up, you have to ask where the trail had been laid for them to go off the trail and end up there. Given the proximity of the M5, we should perhaps be thankful that they ended up where they did, and not on one of Britain’s busiest stretches of motorway.

Last week, hounds from the Beaufort Hunt ended up on the Great Western Mainline railway and six were killed by a high speed train. Passengers on the train spoke of a ‘grinding’ noise under the wheels, and the master, Mr Farquhar , in his apology, said that he’d not known anything like it in his 37 years of hunting. Presumably he’s forgotten the time his hounds pursued a fox across the M4 and a number of hounds were killed.

It’s certainly clear from the volume of calls to our Hunt Crimewatch line that the havoc and mayhem caused by hunts is getting worse. Hunters are sticking two fingers up to the public and to the law, and the Countryside Alliance are silent. Pathetic.

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