In 2020 we launched an interactive map
This was as part of our campaign to show the territory of the hunts still operating across the British countryside and the species they target – foxes, hares or deer.
Last year we developed the map to include mink hunting. Our prior knowledge had been sparse, but through our long-running investigations we identified how many mink hunts still exist and the locations of where they meet.
This clandestine form of hunting is very rarely seen unless you are a member of a hunt or know the signs to look out for. Our work, which is now available on the Map of Cruel Sports, has been praised by the International Otter Society, which was horrified at the number of hunts still operating. The Society has now used our online infographic to show its followers how otter conservation and mink hunting are closely linked. In 2022 we will use drones to cover several mink hunts still operating.