Ledbury Hunt filmed killing fox

It seems that not a weekend goes by without a hunt getting negative press or showing their truly outrageous colours.

A couple of weeks ago we reported on the case of Lee Peters, the huntsman of the Ross Harriers Hunt, who was found guilty of racially abusing a hunt saboteur. Last week the Hereford Times also reported on he case, yesterday putting their story online.

Last weekend a video appeared on Youtube, showing hunt monitors literally saving a fox from the jaws of hounds.

Now this week, a graphic video has been released showing the hounds of the Ledbury Hunt killing a fox on Friday 13rd November.

A Hunt Saboteurs Association press release on the horrendous incident said:

“Graphic footage of the Ledbury Hunt killing a fox has today been released. The incident happened on the 23rd November 2012 in a private garden in Eldersfield, Gloucestershire and was captured on film by members of Three Counties and Coventry Hunt saboteurs.

They were sadly too late to rescue the fox, but one did obtain film of the hounds repeatedly savaging the animal for a protracted period, whilst she and a colleague attempted to get the dogs off it. It is unclear at what point the fox succumbed to its multiple wounds, but when they were able to retrieve the animal from the pack it had been effectively disembowelled.

Footage of the kill, and from beforehand, is being examined by lawyers from the RSPCA to determine if there are grounds for prosecution under the Hunting Act. Results of a post-mortem are being withheld pending a decision.”


To take action against fox hunting, visit:

Three Counties Hunt Saboteurs

Hunt Saboteurs Association

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  1. This story was featured on BBC Hereford & Worcester radio this morning. A spokesperson from the Hunt Saboteurs Association was interviewed regarding the incident, and somebody from the League Against Cruel Sports also spoke. The Ledbury Hunt declined to appear on the show, describing the video showing a ‘non-event’ in a written statement. Typical cowardice from typical cowards. You can hear the story here, from about 2hrs onward – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0112g8j

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