The National Trust is giving out licences to hunts to take part in trail hunting. The League believes there is no such a thing as the 'sport of trail hunting' and it is simply a temporary, false alibi to cover for illegal hunting while the hunting fraternity hopes for the hunting ban to be repealed or weakened.

Invented following the enactment of the Hunting Act 2004, trail hunting was created to mimic traditional hunting. Hunts are said to follow a pre-laid trail in areas where the ‘once’ hunted animals would naturally occur. However those controlling the hounds are not told where the scent has been laid, so if the hounds catch the scent of a live animal instead - resulting in a chase and often a kill - this is then classed as an ‘accident’.

Reports from more than 30 hunt monitors across ten years from different organisations covering the majority of hunts in England and Wales (157), have reported witnessing someone laying a possible trail only in an average of around 3% of the occasions they monitored hunts. Worse, they believed that they may have witnessed a genuine trail hunting event, rather than a fake one, on an average of around 0.04% of occasion.

Please join us and Bath Animal Rights outside the main entrance to Tyntsefield House from 11am – 2pm on 29th July 2018.

Parking is available in Tyntesfield Estate – this is free for National Trust members or £5 for non-members. Please Note Parking is approx. 10 minute walk from the main entrance. For the car park please follow brown signs for Tyntesfield estate – these are clearly labelled from the Motorway, Clevedon and Portishead. Some Sat Nav’s may take you to the wrong entrance.

The League recommends travelling by bus if possible. There is an hourly X6 service from Tyntsefield to both Clevedon and Bristol and the bus stop is right next to the protest site.