Farming Today This Week: Hunting
Charlotte Smith visits the Beaufort Hunt to investigate the continuing controversy over hunting. Twelve years after the Hunting Act was passed, is the legislation working?
Twelve years after the Hunting Act was passed, the activity remains as controversial and divisive as ever. Boxing Day meets in England this year are expected to attract as many followers and spectators as they did before the ban on hunting mammals with dogs. Hunt Masters insist they drag or trail hunt and therefore operate within the law, but opponents such as the League Against Cruel Sports are equally adamant that foxes are being chased illegally.
Presented by Charlotte Smith.
Produced by Vernon Harwood.
- Sat 17 Dec 2016 06:30