In the Media

Hunts intend to push new law to the limit

PUBLISHED February 21, 2005

Hunts intend to test police willingness to enforce the ban on hunting with hounds in the remaining three weeks of the season, sources close to the Countryside Alliance said yesterday.

Other hunts are planning to exploit loopholes in the law, such as the use of falconry, for which the number of hounds that may flush out prey species is not limited by the Hunting Act.
Some hunt supporters are planning to defy the police to arrest them for illegal events, such as mouse hunts, which they think will make the law look absurd.