National Trust to end fox ‘trail’ hunting on its land

National Trust to end fox ‘trail’ hunting on its land

National Trust to end fox ‘trail’ hunting on its land Hunts will collapse or struggle to keep going, saboteurs predict The National Trust, one of the UK’s largest landowners, has announced the charity will no longer issue licences for “trail” hunting on its land – almost a year to the day since temporarily suspending the activity. The board of trustees agreed to follow an overwhelming vote by members last month that the activity should end. The Hunt Saboteurs Association predicted some hunts would fold as a result of the decision. Other opponents, who have for years fought for the trust to ban “trail” hunting, were also jubilant. They argue “trail” hunting is a smokescreen for chasing and killing real wildlife including foxes. Hunters have claimed that since chasing foxes was …
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