Man cleared of fox hunting because he used golden eagle instead of dogs

Man cleared of fox hunting because he used golden eagle instead of dogs
 

A falconer has been cleared of breaching strict hunting laws because he hunts foxes – using a golden eagle.
John Mease, 45, was found not guilty after a court heard he used the enormous bird of prey to catch animals rather than a pack of dogs.
He was further cleared of causing unnecessary cruelty to an animal despite ‘dispatching’ another fox by driving a knife through its eye after it was caught by his raptor in 2013.
Co-accused Fitzwilliam huntsman George Adams, 66, was convicted of using hounds to kill the fox on January 1, 2016.
Hunting with foxes is banned but the 2005 law permits dogs... read more

 
6 April 2018 in Hot News, Views: 91
Source: Metro
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