“The defendant’s intention was to assist others to hunt illegally behind, in his own words, a smokescreen. He thought he could speak freely without consequence. The meaning of his words were clear and obvious.” – Prosecutor Gregory Gordon
There can no longer be any excuse for landowners to allow ‘trail’ hunting on their land. The explosive evidence heard during the trial of Mark Hankinson, Director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association, has shown the hunts lies about trail hunting for what they are.
After 15 years of lies, the hunting lobby has well and truly slipped. No responsible landowner can possibly ignore the evidence heard at Westminster Magistrates' Court.
Smokescreen is not an ambiguous word. It means: a ruse used to disguise someone's real intentions or activities.
Landowners must not allow this barbaric practice to continue. Now is the time to tell them that the public will not accept any more excuses for allowing animal cruelty on their land.
These landowners include: