The Hunting Office Kennel Management Guide 2019

Quite a long document at 95 pages, quite a lot of information on how to run a kennels as you’d expect given the title.

Keep turning the pages and on page 53 the document widens out to cover a variety of issues for the fox hunting fraternity.

It even goes on to warn the importance of not boasting on social media about any illegal activity.

Association of Masters of Harriers and Beagles, Rules 2020.

Reading through the AMHB rules and the mention of “hare” comes up quite quickly, we searched the entire document and found “hare” was mentioned 5 times, yet when we searched “trail” there were no results. You can read through the entire document yourself here.

You have to wonder why they don’t want the beagles rehomed with anyone other than people involved in hunting:

Please note, going forwards we will be publishing internal documents, including meeting minutes on Wednesdays and a specific hunt every Sunday, guest blogs will go up as and when we get them in.


Along with the official AMHB hunt country map that we published yesterday, we also received the AGM minutes from 2017 which you can download here.

So trail laid scents started to improve in December!? Sounds like they were hunting wildlife and not trails.

Why can’t dogs be rehomed outside of the kennels? and if they are being rehomed outside of kennels, why is it only subscribers to hunts can look after the dogs when they get older? Some of the hunts don’t have many subscribers and so where are the older dogs all going to go?

Hunting Office financials December 2019

We have been passed this document;

If you would like to post about this on social media and want to use the image, we suggest cropping out the name and contact details at the bottom as they can lead to suspensions of accounts on Twitter and restriction of audience on Facebook. This image below is what we would recommend to share (right click and choose copy, then paste into your post is the fastest way)

MFHA committee meeting Jul 2019

“An email to a third party in which Lord Mancroft had expressed remarks about CA Board members found its way into the hands of CA Board members. Lord Mancroft has written to all those involved to apologise unreservedly.
The CA Board has voted to remove Lord Mancroft.”

Read the full document below:

Master of Foxhounds Association, meeting 12/9/19

This is Hunting UK, photo of hounds, something they use frequently to garner support, but do they actually care about their dogs?

The truth about how much hunts actually care about the animals in their care is made crystal clear in these meeting minutes by disgraced director of the MFHA Mark Hankinson:

“Mark Hankinson reported on the Kennel Visit programme. He expressed concern about the number of cases where hounds had been disciplined by the huntsman, which had been witnessed by volunteers/helpers/ hunt supporters and the huntsman’s actions had been misconstrued. Those handling hounds must be aware of what their actions appear to an outside observer.”

The phrase “outside observer” seems an odd choice of words for people who are “volunteers/helpers/ hunt supporters

Going down through the minutes and we can see at point 6: “A Strictly Confidential document on Dealing with Saboteurs (Benjamin Mancroft and Simon Roberts)”
We have already revealed the two page document, page 1 & page 2, in our piece on how Ex-Royal Marines were drafted in to stop hunt sabs, a costly mistake which saw the firm Matrix fail dismally at stopping anti hunt activists. But what wasn’t revealed previously is how Mancroft is at the very front of this spying operation which involved numerous hunts feeding information back to a private security company.

At point 7 there is the Memorandum of Understanding, between the Hunting Office and the Countryside Alliance, this document outlines who has responsibility for different aspects of hunting. Which includes gathering intelligence on anti hunt activists using hunts to gather that information, something which is entirely illegal and the basis of why Hunting Leaks exists, for as long as the spying continues, we shall continue publishing internal hunting documents.

What hope does the future of hunting actually have, when the 2017 election disaster for the tories is blamed on fox hunting?
“Concerns were expressed that there was no longer a relationship with ‘Number 10’ nor CCHQ. The Chairman was keen to renew these relationships and would liaise with Nick Herbert. It was highly unlikely that Hunting would feature in a Conservative manifesto, not least as many Conservative MPs blamed hunting (quite incorrectly) for the disappointing election result in 2017.”

Of course we found out just what the MFHA thinks of Nick Herbert when he isn’t in the room, a year later they said this about him:
“Nick Herbert has said what Andrew Osborne wants to hear about a strategy in Westminster, but he never comes up with it”

Full meeting minutes here:

Large Landowners

Sab groups across the country have been putting these images out and asking people to contact large landowners.
Can you spare two minutes to send an email and share an image?
UPDATE 22nd Feb, emails recieved:
Peak District “The National Park Authority does not permit trail hunting on the land it owns, however this activity can take place on private land at the discretion of the relevant landowner.” (now removed from the list below)
South Downs “We’re aware that Forestry England, National Trust and other landowners have paused or banned trail hunting on their land, which they have the power to do as landowners. and that a police investigation is ongoing.” (not removed from list as they make no mention of ending trail hunting on their land)
Pembrokeshire Coast “The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority does not allow hunting or shooting on any land it owns or manages.” (not removed from list as they make no mention of ending trail hunting on their land)

UPDATE 23rd Feb, Email recieved:
Brecon Beacons Julian Atkins CEO, “The Authority owns 20,000 Ha of land in the National Park and has a well-established position of not permitting drag hunting on our land.  In line with our position we will continue to refuse requests from hunts wishing to use our land”

Update 25th Feb, Email recieved:
Northumberland National Park “the Authority does not permit this activity to take place on its limited landholding.”

Update 1st March, Email recieved:
Natural Resources Wales “All trail hunting activity planned for this season will be paused, and no new permissions will be granted until this investigation has concluded.”

Please copy and paste this list of emails or email them one at a time, tell them that permission to “trail hunt” must come to an end now that the director of the MFHA is facing a court case for encouraging masters of hunts to break the law.,,,,,,,,