Hunt condemned as three hounds killed in main road carnage

A Somerset hunt has been condemned as “grossly irresponsible” after three of their hounds were killed in a road traffic incident on the A303 near Tintinhull, north of Yeovil.

The Seavington Hunt had met at Ash, near Martock, Somerset on Saturday morning. Around midday, hounds belonging to the hunt ran across the trunk road, a busy route across the county.

Eye witnesses reported hearing a “dull thud” as the hounds were hit by vehicles, and that three hounds were killed.

A spokesman for the League Against Cruel Sports said:

“That no-one was killed in this havoc is a miracle. The hunt are grossly irresponsible for allowing their hounds to go anywhere near a main road, especially if they were hunting a trail as they will undoubtedly claim. If they can’t control their hounds then they should stop going out until they learn that basic skill.”

The incident has been reported to Avon & Somerset Police who are investigating.

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    mhayworth said,

    How sad! A trail or drag hunt follows a specific route so it is obvious that they were hunting a live fox. If they have no control over the hounds, they should be muzzled and certainly not in a public place. This is the 3rd story of this nature in less than 60 days.

    These people seem to have no feeling for animals of any sort. What a cruel and selfish lot.

    M. Hayworth
    Campaign For Decency


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