Prosecute Person Who Fed Fox Cub to Hounds

Fox Cub by Andrew Smithson

Target:  David Shaw, Chief Constable of the West Mercia Police

Goal: Prosecute persons responsible for feeding live fox cubs to dogs.

Footage has emerged that seems to show live fox cubs being fed to dogs. The footage, allegedly from South Herefordshire Hunt Kennels, in Herefordshire, U.K. shows a man taking a fox cub into the kennels, followed by loud barking. The man is then shown disposing of the cub’s body. This practice is known as ‘cubbing,’ and is intended to teach the dogs to kill.  

Fox hunting is banned in the U.K., but hunters are allowed to pursue drag hunting — where hounds follow an artificial scent trail. Intentionally killing foxes is illegal, but accidentally killing foxes is not. There have previously been allegations that fox hunting kennels engineer ‘accidental’ encounters with foxes.

Three people have already been arrested and released based on bail based on the video. The kennel has closed, and is under investigation. However, the only way to guarantee that the people responsible are prosecuted is to make it clear that cruelty against animals will not go unnoticed. Sign our petition and demand the prosecution of the people responsible for feeding fox cubs to hounds.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chief Constable Shaw,

I was sickened to see that the South Herefordshire Hunt Kennels has been practicing cubbing. I urge you to do everything in your power to ensure that those responsible are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

As you know, the practice of cubbing has been illegal in the U.K. since the 2005 fox hunting ban. Under that ban, accidental kills of foxes are legal. Since, there have been allegations that hunts have engineered “accidental kills.” Given that drag hunting is based on artificial scent, it is unclear what the purpose of cubbing is. If the purpose is to teach the hounds to hunt and kill foxes, that fact may well raise questions about any accidental fox kills at that kennel. I urge you to investigate the South Herefordshire Hunt Kennels to ensure that these cruel practices do not extend past this instance.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Andrew Smithson 

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6 Comments

  1. I WISH I COULD THROW THIS EVIL BARBERIAN TO THE HOUNDS, I WOULD GET A LOT OF PLEASURE SEEING HIM TORN TO PEICES, BUT ALL THAT CAN BE DONE IS THAT HE HAS TO BE CHARGED & SENT TO PRISON,PLEASE DO THAT, DO NOT LET HIM GET AWAY WITH THIS EVIL.

  2. FEED THESE PEOPLE WHO FEED FOX CUBS TO THE LIONS NOW.

  3. Someone needs to throw him or them to a pack of wild tigers.
    What a sick evil demented waste of space.
    To bad all those innocent fox cubs can’t come back and maul him to death!

  4. Gisela Kelso says:

    I demand justice for this brutal murder of a completely defenseless fox cub. This is cruelty to and extreme abuse of animals and has to be punished severely by law. I thought we were living in the 21st century where humans act civilized, are intelligent, and have empathy for our fellow creatures. But these pictures prove otherwise. Watching this footage reminds me of cavemen in the Stone Ages. What kind of person is capable of feeding a baby animal to hunting dogs? Just thinking about the fact that there are people out there who are capable of such coldblooded murder of a defenseless baby animal and who seem to have no empathy for living creatures, makes my skin crawl. People who are capable of such a cruel act pose a threat to both animals and humans, because they are sick in the head and seem to enjoy the abuse of a living thing. Anyone saying that this behavior is nothing to worry about, is just as sick as these people in the video. Cruelty towards and abuse of a harmless and defenseless animal constitutes a very serious crime and should be treated as a felony. Animal abusers, in my eyes, are mentally disturbed and should be locked up to keep us normal people safe! They are enjoying inflicting pain on animals, but where do they draw the line? Who is to say for sure that they will not turn around and start abusing humans? Hunting should be outlawed and banned for good, because obviously a lot of hunters are mentally disturbed and hunting is, for them, just a way to inflict pain with the desire to kill, and they let it out on the wildlife which has no way to speak out for itself! As long as hunting is not banned, the abuse of our wildlife by mentally disturbed people will go on. And as long as they are not punished severely by law, they will keep on abusing our wildlife!

  5. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Piece of sh!t bastards❗️😡
    Signed & Shared.

  6. feed this soulless scum to large predatory animals, bears, lions, sharks and let him feel what it is to be mauled to death, the fear and pain he put those cubs through… may he rot in hell. Hunting needs to be stopped in any form, because they are breaking the law time and time again..

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