Every year the League Against Cruel Sports receives hundreds of reports from members of the public about suspected illegal hunting by hunt packs. These are not only about the animals that are chased and killed but also about the chaos hunts cause by marauding across private and public land, intimidating local communities, riders and hounds using public roads and railway lines, and hounds chasing farm animals and even killing pets.
Published in 2022, Hunt Havoc: the human cost of hunting with hounds shows the havoc hounds and hunting parties regularly wreak on local communities, risking the safety of members of the public, their pets and property.
This report identifies at least 310 incidents of hunt havoc across 53 counties between 1 January 2018 and 23 March 2022. That’s more than one a week, every week, for the last four years, showing that hunts regularly cause chaos around the country.
Hounds and hunting parties regularly wreak on local communities, risking the safety of members of the public, their pets and property. It's time to put this havoc to an end.