News and Useful Information
Following the trail
I spent a day with saboteurs chasing an illegal fox hunt
Ethan Shone (published) 25th March 2018
An undercover Journalist Ethan Shone from The Overtake online publication spent a day out with us, as we monitored a Joint Meet between South Durham Hunt & The Berwickshire Hunt in County Durham.
You can read his report here
2015 IFAW Trail of Lies Report
The International Fund for Animal Welfare investigated this issue of "Trail Hunting". "Data and evidence discovered suggested that trail hunting in general is nothing more than a post-hunting ban creation to provide a false alibi against accusations of illegal hunting. It should not be confused with drag hunting or bloodhound hunting, which aim to cause no harm to wild animals." (Source: IFAW)
You can read their full report here
What is Cub Hunting?
Cub Hunting is the secret side to fox hunting, it is carried out very early in the morning from Late Summer through till November. "Cub Hunting," or as they refer to it post ban, "Autumn Hunting" or "Hound Exercise" aims to introduce young hounds to hunting and killing.
You can read about cub hunting here
Stop the killing of animals by Hunts in the UK
Week after week, hunts up and down the country are getting away with killing animal for fun. They have managed to work around the law by exploiting loopholes and inventing trail hunting. We believe that only an outright ban will protect wildlife and stop the hunts.
You can sign The League Against Cruel Sports Petition Here
Have you been affected by Hunt Trespass?
Have you been affected by hunts trespassing on your land? You can download No Hunting signs directly from hounds off here where you can print and laminate them yourselves. Don't have a printer or laminator? No problem. Just order them from us via our contact form or Facebook page and we will send them to you - printed and laminated - free of charge.
You can also contact Hounds Off for excellant advice and support regarding hunt trespass and keeping the hunt off your land- don't forget to let us know too for additional support
Useful Contacts /Links
To report any Wildlife crime ring the Police on 101
Durham Constabulary Neighbourhood Policing teams
British Transport Police (railway trespass)
Tel: 0800 40 50 40
The Woodland Trust: 0800 026 9650
League against Cruel Sports
Hunt Investigation Team