Sick Hunt Thug Convicted


League evidence leads to another successful conviction

Alistair Robinson, a terrierman with the Ullswater Foxhounds, Cumbria, has today (Wednesday) been found guilty of breaching the Hunting Act by illegally hunting a wild mammal in October last year.

Video evidence captured by League observers shows Robinson digging out the fox from underground and then beating it to death on 26 October 2009. He then tried to hide the carcass in a dry stone wall where it was later retrieved and found to have suffered horrific injuries.

Robinson was charged under Section 1 of the Hunting Act and appeared in Penrith Magistrates’ court.  The Judge, Mr Chalk, said he was “fully satisfied that Robinson was hunting a wild mammal illegally”. Robinson was fined £250 and ordered to pay £900 in costs. 

Chief Executive of the League, Douglas Batchelor said: “This was a vicious attack on a wild animal which would have gone unnoticed had it not been for League evidence. Today’s guilty verdict is yet another example of how vital the League’s work is in assisting the police with ensuring the Hunting Act is effectively enforced”.


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