2015 IFAW Trail of Lies
By Jordi Casamitjana
Report on the role of trail hunting in preventing successful prosecutions against illegal hunters in the UK
Jordi Casamitjana investigated the issue of "Trail Hunting".
Findings concluded that in "99% of cases hunts do not making any attempt to lay any trail and simply relying on the authorities believing they do."
"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)
IFAW hunt monitors’ reports produced during the last 10 years (443 reports on supposed ’trail hunting‘ events covering 45 different registered hunts) no potentially genuine trail laying was witnessed. This is one of the most compelling pieces of evidence to support the conclusion that trail hunting is generally a false alibi, and it is mirrored by the testimony from hunt monitors from other organisations from all over the country.
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 lamanator? 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 excellent 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