Hunt hounds run amok in Idlicote graveyard – Banbury Guardian
Warwickshire Hunt hounds rampaged through the village of Idilicote, near Shipston, this past Saturday hunting through a graveyard in St James Church where one hound was seen fouling.
A spokesperson for West midlands Hunt Sabobteurs, who witnessed the incident, said: “This is extremely arrogant and highly disrespectful behaviour from the Warwickshire Hunt, they seem to think they can do what they want when they want.
“No one from the hunt seemed bothered that the hounds were in the graveyard and no one bothered to pick up the dog poo from the graveyard.
“The huntsman was nowhere to be seen as all this was unfolding, the hounds were out of control and left to run rampant.
“There seems to be a common theme with the Warwickshire Hunt that no matter where they go or which village they happen to be near at some point it seems guaranteed that their hounds will rampage all over the place completely out of control either causing chaos or being highly disrespectful.
“You’d have to ask why this keeps happening? Why do they keep losing control of their hounds? And why on earth did they end up in a graveyard in a church? Not long before this incident occurred we saw a fox running from the hounds.
They added: “If the Warwickshire Hunt can’t control their hounds they shouldn’t be taking them out into the countryside.”