Rare video shows fox chase ten years after hunting ban

Fox being chased at Warwickshire hunt, ten years to the day since the hunting ban came in to force. Credit: ITV News

A decade since the ban on fox hunting was introduced, the chairman of a hunt in Warwickshire has told ITV News the law has not prevented animal cruelty.

Animal welfare groups disagree and said the Act has been successful. It is using the anniversary to campaign to get the law tightened further. The League Against Cruel Sports said on average, one person every week is prosecuted under the Hunting Act's provisions. Of these, over two-thirds are found guilty.

Organisers of the Warwickshire Hunt said they were operating within the law and the fox we filmed got away unharmed. But ten years on from the ban, the fox hunting debate continues.