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Trail hunts will NOT be banned on National Trust land

A trail hunt Photo:

Legal hunts should not be banned from National Trust land. That was the decision of members earlier who voted at the Trust's Annual General Meeting in Swindon.

Around 100 anti-hunt protestors lobbied voters as they attended.

The movers of today's motion claimed that hounds often leave a legal trail hunt to follow and kill foxes.

Around 100 anti-hunt protestors lobbied voters

The anti-hunters lost the day. The motion was denied - just.

The Trust has already begun tighter controls on hunting on its land - advertising online the days and locations of future hunts and demanding trails are made with artificial - not real fox scent.

Today was a defeat for the antis, victory for hunters. They can't try for another vote for the next three years.

Anti-hunt campaigners