Farmer fined for offering fox hunting advice

The head of the national foxhounds group has been fined and will lose his job after he was convicted of illegally offering advice on how to run hunts in online lectures. Mark Hankinson, 60, was recorded on two training webinars for about 100 hunts in which he acknowledged trail hunting was a cover for the chasing and killing of foxes. Trail hunting was devised in the wake of the Hunting Act in to replicate as closely as possible the outlawed…

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