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Once again the place for a meeting of fox hunters is a racecourse, seems like such a common feature that we are now interested in publishing documents from within the racing industry, if you have anything please email us.
If you want to film the majority of fox hunting masters in the UK, pop along to the Cheltenham racecourse, you may need a zoom lens or a drone if you can’t get in close.
This document was sent out to hunts in 2019.
Interesting that hunts believe that a “recklessness” clause will end trail hunting, surely all hunts are currently training their hounds to chase trails as fox hunting has been illegal for over 15 years. So what possible difference could any clause changes in the hunting act possibly make, unless fox hunting had never stopped and hunts are all just routinely ignoring the law. Hunts will always, it seems, go door knocking for tories, even if the tories have no plans at all to reverse the hunting act, simply because Labour (at least in 2019) may well strengthen the act.
If you haven’t heard of the clothing company “Boden“, they had a turnover in 2016 of over £300 Million. Whilst not running their clothing company, they are out killing foxes and supporting the hunt by sponsoring it’s crappy auction magazine, p17
Why would a family who are earning tens of millions per year want to sponsor one of the most notoriously violent hunts in the United Kingdom?
Even volunteering to open and close the gates for the hunt as they tear up the countryside, on 16th January this Year. This was the planned list for gate openers.
Perhaps it’s just that the hunts are so well connected with the local landed gentry? here is an email from the high sheriff of Somerset, why such a person would be connected to a crime gang is anyone’s guess:
Here are this years diary dates:
This was also sent out recently to BSV subscribers:
If you’d like to email the committee of this hunt, these are their emails:
Wendy Sturney email@example.com, Andrew Tuffin firstname.lastname@example.org, AJM Wickham email@example.com, Alan Hanson firstname.lastname@example.org, Alan Wiseman email@example.com, Alice Conway firstname.lastname@example.org, Andy Frizzle email@example.com, Ann Tite firstname.lastname@example.org, Annie Bacon email@example.com, Becky Partridge firstname.lastname@example.org, Ben Stretton email@example.com, Carolyn Boyden firstname.lastname@example.org, Bryony email@example.com, Jane Carver firstname.lastname@example.org, Capt Perry email@example.com, Charlie.Gundry@mcclarroninsurance.com, Charley Mayo firstname.lastname@example.org, Charlotte Mayo email@example.com, Chris Stares firstname.lastname@example.org
This memo went out to all the hunts a few days ago, it’s the implementation of the HAG report which we had leaked some time ago. The aim it seems is to cut down on the total number of hunts as the current level isn’t sustainable, in part due to “Too many hunts and not enough good men/ women”.
So when the new chair Andrew Osborne says
“These new measures have not been put in place to bully a hunt into operating in such a way that is unnecessary or unworkable”
It’s difficult to actually believe him, the MFHA either does or doesn’t want to encourage trail hunting as a replacement for fox hunting. If it does then it needs to put an end to certain elements, which was why the Hunting Action Group report touched on terrier work:
“Consider public perception with regard to terrier work”
The latest memo to Masters of Foxhounds in Great Britain:
Recent updates sent out to all the Masters of fox hunts, starts with a welcome to Richard Gurney as Vice Chairman to the MFHA. Many will remember Richard from the webinars scandal:
After being caught out on camera, why has Richard been promoted? Within hunting circles it is well established that the MFHA is very much an “old boys network”.
Other recent updates include upcoming courses, locations and dates:
And one especially for new Masters, worth putting a note in your calendar for Saturday June 26th, as Stratford racecourse has a footpath going straight through the middle of it.
Another big date in the hunting calendar on Wednesday July 21st is the Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show:
This email recently went out to AMHB members.
Reprinted below are the entire meeting minutes;