The National Trust – Blood on their land.
The National Trust “manage” over 618,000 acres of land and 775 miles of coastline. They like to portray just how lovely and scenic our countryside is. And if you check-out their website you’ll see their stance on illegal hunting. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/article-1356392992041?campid=social_twitter_organ
Hmmm….. Why don’t they just claim it’s the Easter bunny who lays these mythical trails. Anybody with the slightest clue about hunting knows that “trail hunt” is a myth, it’s a lie created by hunts and the Countryside Alliance following the ban on hunting in 2004. Do not confuse trail hunting with legal drag hunting.
The past couple of weeks or so has seen the National Trust once again come under a lot of scrutiny. Firstly following a hound that fell to its death in the lake district, the hound was then buried under a pile of rocks by the Melbreak hunt. The National Trust say this wasn’t on their land, nevertheless the Melbreak are a hunt that the NT licence to “trail hunt” on their land. How can they trust the hunt to not be doing this on NT land? The Melbreak have in fact recently already been under police investigation for illegal hunting.
Video evidence of the Melbreak illegally hunting on NT land https://www.facebook.com/lancaster.huntsabs/videos/1149984418452708/
Buried Melbreak hound photo via Cumbria hunt watch https://www.facebook.com/lancaster.huntsabs/photos/pcb.1144853978965752/1144852968965853/?type=3&theater
The next incident that infuriated National Trust members was an attack on hunt monitors and sabs, once again in Cumbria and suprise suprise again by one of the Countryside Alliance C.E.O Tim Bonners favourite hunts The Melbreak. An elderly hunt monitor was threatened with violence by the Melbreak hunt supporters just prior to an assault on the sabs leaving the sab with injuries and a trip to hospital via ambulance. The police arrested the culprit, and the National Trust suspended the licence of the Melbreak. FANTASTIC …… Oh wait they gave the Melbreak their licence back just 24hrs later, claiming the attack wasn’t on National Trust land. So violence is all well and good if it’s not on your land. Photo via Lancaster Hunt Sabs https://www.facebook.com/lancaster.huntsabs/photos/pcb.1167188743398942/1167183603399456/?type=3&theater
Then the story broke regarding the Cury hunt who were a Nation Trust beach, Church Cove, Gunwalloe near Helson when hounds rioted allegedly “attacking” an elderly couple and chasing the couples dog. The hunt admiited to this who their version of the event sounds like a fairy tale. http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/national-trust-faces-backlash-for-allowing-hunt-on-its-land-after-attack-on-beach/story-30066896-detail/story.html
You see, it seems like the National Trust do actually support illegal hunting, violence and attacks on the public and their pets, and the responce we all get when we raise this with the NT is the same nonsence. Their stance on illegal hunting (as seen above) is as farcical as the myth known as “trail hunting.” All this and we’ve yet to even cover shooting on National Trust land…..
It’s not sinking in with the National Trust that this is not acceptable. We think the best thing would to be to speak a language they do understand and hit them in their pockets.