Yet another landowner has suspended ‘trail’ hunting on its land! United Utilities has joined Forestry England and the National Trust in suspending licences, showing once again how seriously these major organisations are taking the admissions from hunters that ‘trail’ hunting is just a smokescreen for real hunting.

We now repeat our calls for other landowners such as local authorities, the Ministry of Defence, the Duchy of Cornwall, the Church of England, Crown Estates and Natural Resources Wales to follow suit.