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Hundreds of illegal hunts took place in British countryside last autumn

The public would be horrified if they knew what was really going on in the British countryside and the cruelty and dreadful death toll the hunts are inflicting on wildlife.

HARRIET AGELHOLM: ‘A leading animal rights group has received 550 reports of illegal hunts in the British countryside since the start of the season last autumn. Anti-hunting group the League Against Cruel Sports said the recorded instances were “just the tip of the iceberg”, suggesting that thousands of foxes, hares and deer were killed illegally every year. Hunting wild animals with dogs was outlawed in England and Wales in 2004 after animal welfare campaigners argued chasing the wildlife caused unnecessary suffering…

Chris Luffingham, League Against Cruel Sports director of campaigns, said: “Sadly these reports are just the tip of the iceberg – with more than 300 hunts on the British mainland still in existence and actively targeting wildlife, we estimate that thousands of animals are still being killed every year… The public would be horrified if they knew what was really going on in the British countryside and the cruelty and dreadful death toll the hunts are inflicting on wildlife”.’ SOURCE…

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