Anti-hunt protesters claim Warwickshire Hunt's hounds have once again been caught on camera killing a fox

In this latest incident, men seemingly belonging to the hunt tried to block anti-hunt protesters from filming the incident

Stills from a video by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs which shows a fox being killed.
Stills from a video by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs which shows a fox being killed.

Anti-hunt protesters claim Warwickshire Hunt's hounds have once again been caught on camera killing a fox.

And in this latest incident, men seemingly belonging to the hunt tried to block anti-hunt protesters from filming the incident.

This is the fifth time since September that West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs have recorded hounds killing wildlife in the county.

A Warwickshire Hunt member tries to stop West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs from filming the incident.

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Warwickshire Hunt has yet to respond to this latest incident but has said on previous occasions that they do hunt within the law and that their members have 'deliberately been portrayed inaccurately by anti-hunting activists'.

They have also said that the animal deaths have been 'accidents' and that they are working with the police on these matters.

The last incident happened on Saturday January 29 when the Warwickshire Hunt were in the Crimscote area.

On the video recorded by the saboteurs, a member of the hunt can be seen dragging the dead fox’s body away from the pack of hounds who can be seen biting chunks out of it.

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A Warwickshire Hunt member runs away with the dead fox.

Another member of the hunt can be seen trying to stop the saboteurs from filming what was going on.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs said: “This is the fifth time we have filmed the Warwickshire Hunt killing our wildlife since September.

"They have previously been quoted as saying these are “unavoidable accidents”. They are completely avoidable.

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"If you think your dog is dangerous and likely to attack another animal you simply don’t let it loose in the countryside and put it in that situation.

Stills from a video by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs which shows a fox being killed.

"Instead of doing this however the Warwickshire Hunt have chosen to use force and aggression to try to stop us actually filming these kills."

West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs also alleged that some of their members were assaulted and touched inappropriately when they tried to film the fox being killed

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"It is a worrying development that instead of changing their own behavior there seems to be an increased level of aggression to prevent us from filming what they are doing," said the saboteurs.

Warwickshire Hunt has yet to respond to these claims but in a previous statement, it said: "The hunt does not condone violence or threatening behaviour under any circumstances nor should its members have their personal privacy abused.

Stills from a video by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs which shows a fox being killed.

"Members of the hunt are from a wide cross-section of society, most of whom have animals under their care. They are dog and horse lovers with a great deal of experience in looking after their well-being."