Video introducing IFAW’s ground-breaking Trail of Lies report, the biggest study to date on Trail Hunting – an activity carried out by organised hunts in England and Wales since the Hunting Act 2004 was enacted, and which is causing serious enforcement problems. This video shows some of the filmed evidence from the field, which is also used in the report. The Trail of Lies report itself contains more than 200 pages of articles, comments, images and expert opinion. The evidence is based on bibliographical research, testimonies from witnesses and experts, statistical analysis of quantifiable data, analysis of court records and proceedings as well as video recordings, covering a period of 10 years.
Below is footage filmed by IFAW’s Wildlife Crime Investigators which in 2015 was used in a prosecution under the Hunting Act 2004, which was later dropped by the RSPCA due to the use of the “trail hunting” alibi:
Below is footage filmed by IFAW’s Wildlife Crime Investigators which in 2014 was used in a successful prosecution under the Hunting Act 2004:
Below is footage shot by IFAW hunt monitors before the ban came into force.
Warning: contains graphic scenes of cruelty to animals. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.
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