Review the case against Charles Clark and Christopher Richardson for fox hunting.

Review the case against Charles Clark and Christopher Richardson for fox hunting.

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Robert Gordon started this petition to Yorkshire & Humber Crime Prosecution Service and

Charles Clark and Christopher Richardson of Holderness Hunt were charged with illegal hunting in July of this year after they were filmed killing a fox on New Years Eve. They were due to appear in court on Thursday 27th August 2020. Two days before their court date, the Crown Prosecution Service quietly and inexplicably discontinued the case on grounds of insufficient evidence.

If you haven’t already seen it, please view our video on the incident here:
*Warning* Contains Graphic Content*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAAcRc52oQ0 

Does this look like insufficient evidence to you? If not, please sign and share our petition demanding that the Crown Prosecution Service review their decision and consider reinstating the case against Charles Clark and Christopher Richardson for illegally hunting a wild mammal with dogs on New Years Eve.

You often hear of Hunts being in league with the police or prosecutors and to discontinue a case with such damning evidence two days before it was due to go to trial is extremely suspicious.

We are also calling upon Humberside Police to encourage the Crown Prosecution Service to review their decision to discontinue the case.

The Crown Prosecution Service will overturn a decision not to prosecute in: “cases where a further review of the original decision shows that it was wrong and, in order to maintain confidence in the criminal justice system, a prosecution should be brought despite the earlier decision”

There is already limited confidence in the criminal justice system for enforcing wildlife crimes, especially those under the Hunting Act 2004. To discontinue a case, particularly one with such clear evidence, has further damaged confidence levels in the police and CPS to protect Britain’s wildlife from the illegal activities of Huntsmen across the country. 

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We're grateful for everyone chipping into change.org to get the petition shared but please consider instead donating to the young sab group who formed when the Holderness Hunt killed this fox on NYE: https://ko-fi.com/humbersideagainstbloodsports

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