Cotswold Hunt fined £5,000 after fox was allegedly buried alive
Date of alert:
Thursday, 11 May 2023
The Cotswold Hunt has been fined £5,000 and key members have been suspended over footage which seemed to show a fox being found buried alive.
A video captured by the Cirencester Illegal Hunt Watch appeared to show the animal being retrieved from a closed fabric bag that had been placed in a man-made den on the Miserden Estate near Stroud.
Hunt Saboteurs appeared to rescue the fox and claimed it was an example of the illegal practise of “fox-bagging”, where a fox is captured, trapped, and released for hounds to chase.