National Trust bans trail hunting on its land amid illegal foxhunt concerns

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:01:09 GMT 3

National Trust bans trail hunting on its land amid illegal foxhunt concerns


Ban on practice, which critics say can be smokescreen for foxhunting, follows similar move by Natural Resources Wales

The National Trust has banned trail hunting on its land, almost a year after temporary suspending such activity amid concern from critics that the practice serves as a smokescreen for illegal foxhunting.

In a landslide vote at its annual meeting in October, the trust – one of the UK’s largest landowners – voted overwhelmingly to ask the trustees to ban this form of hunting, which was devised after the Hunting Act banned the hunting of foxes with dogs.

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