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Foxhunting
« on: 18:07:41, 09/02/18 »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-42988354

A review has been ordered into the way Cheshire Police upholds hunting laws, amidst reports of foxes being illegally killed in the county.

Announcing the review, Cheshire's police commissioner David Keane said he had received a "huge increase" in correspondence about the issue.

In January, Chester MP Chris Matheson said since Christmas, "at least four foxes" were "killed by trail hunts".

Cheshire Police said it took all "rural and wildlife crime seriously".

A spokeswoman said the force understood that "strong views held by different groups mean there are frustrations with a perceived lack of police action".




She added that officers were currently investigating two incidents where it had been claimed foxes were killed by hunts - one relating to an organised hunt at Allostock, near Knutsford, on 26 December and the other to an incident in Beeston on 4 February.

Police are also investigating a number of allegations of assault, harassment and public order offences related to hunts.


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Re: Foxhunting
« Reply #1 on: 18:12:46, 09/02/18 »
◾In 2004, it was made a criminal offence in England and Wales to hunt down and kill a wild mammal with dogs
◾In order to prosecute, a person must be shown to be intentionally hunting the animal
◾Pursuit of live animals has been replaced by trail hunting, which sees hounds and riders follow a pre-laid scent along an agreed route
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Re: Foxhunting
« Reply #2 on: 18:14:33, 09/02/18 »
What are the chances of them coming across some paintball enthusiasts?  ;D O0
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