Na­tional Trust to ad­ver­tise meets

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The Na­tional Trust has come un­der fire fol­low­ing its de­ci­sion to post de­tails of up­com­ing hunt meets on its web­site.

This comes ahead of the char­ity’s AGM next month, when it will con­sider a mo­tion by the League Against Cruel Sports to ban all hunt­ing on Na­tional Trust land (see Sharp­shooter, p.66).

Coun­try­side Al­liance chief ex­ec­u­tive Tim Bon­ner ac­cepted that the char­ity had been “dragged into a fight it would rather keep well out of” by “cy­ber­bul­ly­ing” an­i­mal rights ex­trem­ists, but said it was “sim­ply ridicu­lous” that the char­ity would ad­ver­tise meets online, con­sid­er­ing many had been tar­geted by these same ex­trem­ists in the past.

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