The hunters’ turn to be hounded
PROTESTERS and members of the hunt clashed yesterday, the biggest day of the hunting calendar.
Police had to step in at the Tredegar Farmers Hunt in Bassaleg, near Newport, Wales, when the two groups squared up.
Meanwhile, protesters in Lincolnshire claimed rocks were thrown at their vehicle.
Fox hunting was banned in its traditional form in England and Wales in 2004. But trail hunting, where fake scents are laid, is legal under the Hunting Act. Tory leader Theresa May is thought to have ditched her vow of a free vote on repealing the Hunting Act. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn yesterday urged people to sign a petition to keep the ban and said: “Fox hunting is cruel.”