evidence leads to another successful conviction
Robinson, a terrierman with the Ullswater Foxhounds, Cumbria, has today
(Wednesday) been found guilty of breaching the Hunting Act by illegally
hunting a wild mammal in October last year.
evidence captured by League observers shows Robinson digging out the fox
from underground and then beating it to death on 26 October 2009. He then
tried to hide the carcass in a dry stone wall where it was later retrieved
and found to have suffered horrific injuries.
was charged under Section 1 of the Hunting Act and appeared in Penrith Magistrates’
court. The Judge, Mr Chalk, said he was “fully satisfied that
Robinson was hunting a wild mammal illegally”. Robinson was fined
£250 and ordered to pay £900 in costs.
Executive of the League, Douglas Batchelor said: “This was a vicious
attack on a wild animal which would have gone unnoticed had it not been
for League evidence. Today’s guilty verdict is yet another example
of how vital the League’s work is in assisting the police with ensuring
the Hunting Act is effectively enforced”.