No hunts will be taking place at Shropshire estate this year

(Photo: The decision was taken after footage of an illegal fox hunt came to light)

No hunts will be taking place at a Shropshire Estate this year.

No licences have been issued for two hunts at the National Trust’s Long Mynd estate.

The decision comes after the National Trust suspended the South Shropshire Hunt’s licence in January this year, after monitoring group, the Shropshire Monitors, filmed the hunt illegally chasing a fox.

The National Trust issued 25 hunting licences across England and Wales last year but three of the licences, including one for Long Mynd, were suspended due to illegal fox hunting activity.

Chris Luffingham, director of campaigns at the League Against Cruel Sports, said:

The Long Mynd Estate is to be commended for ensuring that fox hunts will not be allowed to hunt on its land again.
With 85 per cent of the public opposed to the barbaric practice of hunting foxes with hounds, the decision by the National Trust ties in perfectly with public opinion.”

Both cubbing and chasing a fox with dogs is illegal in the UK under the Hunting Act (2004).

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