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Our feeble fox hunting laws desperately need to change

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In upsetting undercover footage, a huntsman is seen taking terrified fox cubs out of a small cage and carrying them to a kennel, using a stick with a noose attached.

The little foxes scream as they are taken to the kennel. There, they are thrown to a pack of hounds that had been whipped into a frenzy. Autopsies showed that the cubs were still alive when they were torn apart by the hounds.

The short, caged life of these innocent babies ended in unimaginable terror and pain. The man, a former pillar of the hunting community, is shown dumping their remains into a bin.

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Yesterday, two people were found guilty of multiple counts of animal cruelty. Paul Oliver, the man in the video, and Hannah Rose were convicted at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court. They were given 16-week and 12-week suspended prison sentences respectively.

Two other defendants, Julie Elmore and Paul........

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