Stop Hunting in Flaxley, Mugglewort & Hope Woods

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PLEASE ASK THE COLEFORD FORESTRY COMMISSION OFFICE TO STOP LICENSING  THE COTSWOLD VALE FARMERS HUNT FROM HUNTING IN FLAXLEY, HOPE & MUGGLEWORT WOODS IN THE FOREST OF DEAN.

ON SUNDAY 17 FEBRUARY FOLLOWING A TIP OFF A DEAD FOX WAS LOCATED DISCARDED LIKE A PIECE OF RUBBISH IN A HEDGE AT A VENUE WHERE THE DAY BEFORE THE COTSWOLD VALE FARMERS HUNT HAD MET TO HUNT FORESTRY COMMISION WOODS. THE FOX WAS TAKEN TO A VET FOR EXAMINATION. 

The Post- Mortem indicated he had been shot with exploding bullets, which did not kill him, his neck was stamped on causing his bones to shatter and his shoulder to break, as he lay dead or dying the underside of his throat was gnawed at by a dog or dogs and his tail was cut off. 

Here is the link to the post-mortem 

https://m.facebook.com/groups/38936858194?view=permalink&id=10156366730993195

His death was not witnessed and it cannot be proved that this hunt killed him, nor is it likely that he was killed on that day. However this hunt has been witnessed on numerous occasions chasing wildlife,  including chasing a fox into an active badger set . A member of this hunt has admitted to driving along footpaths up to a badger sett where the fox had taken refuge. This hunt has admitted to inviting another unlicensed hunt which trespassed in these woods while hunting a fox. 

The hunt riders have been filmed galloping along bridleways putting members of the public and their pets at risk. Hounds have been filmed in cry in areas that house wild boar, deer and foxes. Permitting hounds to enter areas where boar reside is criminal.

All these incidents and many others were reported to the Forestry Commission which chooses to ignore them!

PLEASE LET THE FORESTRY COMMISSION KNOW ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND SIGN THIS PETITION. YOU CAN ALSO LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD BY FILLING OUT THIS SURVEY

https://www.forestryengland.uk/oursharedforest