The hunters’ turn to be hounded

Daily Mirror - - NEWS -

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.”

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