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On Monday the Warwickshire Hunt met in Avon Dassett. West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs came across the hounds all over the road where they hunted towards Farnborough. The hounds then hunted over land they have previously been banned from causing one of the landowners Rheas to escape onto the road.
A spokesman for the WMHS said: “The Warwickshire Hunt have demonstrated extreme arrogance trespassing over land they know they are not allowed on and showed no concern or remorse to the landowner when he confronted them.
“Over a short space of time the Warwickshire Hunt completely took over the roads of Avon Dassett with hounds running uncontrolled over them.
“They caused a rhea to escape onto a road that is very close to the M40 motorway. Whilst their huntsman was filmed taking the hounds over to where a fox had been seen running moments before.
“They clearly think they are above the law; they have no regards for anyone else and clearly all that matters to them is being able to hunt foxes unhindered. They will harass any members of the public who get in their way.”