A Cornish hunt master has been found to be entirely liable in court after a cat was mauled to death by a bunch of dogs.
Recently, the animals, which are claimed by John Lanyon Simpson of the Western Hunt, killed the cat and tossed her over the fence.
The cat’s owner Carly Jose said her children “cried themselves to sleep” after the terrible occurrence.
Sampson has been fined £480 and requested to pay a further £350 in remuneration to Jose.
He is additionally requested to pay £775 in court expenses, under the charge of being the proprietor/individual responsible for dogs dangerously out of control in a private or public spot.
Jose said an individual from the chase offered cash as an apology, however, she declined and marked it “totally sickening.”
In a statement sent to PBN, director of investigations Martin Sims said: “This sickening incident illustrates the havoc fox hunts are having on local communities and domestic animals and wildlife across the UK.
It’s time the government and landowners acted and consigned the barbaric world of fox hunting to the history books.”
Fox Hunting And Dogs
While fox hunting is illicit in the UK, the practice is prevalent across the country and there are various packs of hounds run by local hunts.
A huntsman is accountable for each hunt and responsible for coordinating the dogs as well as their welfare.
Regardless of the obvious welfare risks presented within fox hunting, the kennels where hounds are kept have also been known to show some dark sides.
For instance, an ongoing covert film uncovered hunting being shot to death by hunting staff. Across four separate occurrences this year, the investigation was widely dubbed as “upsetting” and morally indefensible.
Moreover, this year has already seen proponents of the fox hunting trade fined for criminal behavior.
Specifically, the director of the Master of Foxhounds, Mark Hankinson, was found to have supported hunting on a series of online calls last year.