Statement on trail hunting routes

We have always required trail hunts to be transparent and provide details of where and when the activity will take place. Our new licensing terms reinforce this principle.

We will provide details of dates and maps of the licensed areas on our website, thereby providing the level of transparency our visitors need to make an informed decision over whether or not they want to avoid a hunt in that area on certain days of the year.

However, we do not want to encourage or create a climate of confrontation between trail hunt followers or protestors. Following advice from the police in September, we took the decision not to publish details of specific routes after concerns were raised over public safety and the potential for disorder. We were open about this at the time and have consistently referred to it in public statements.

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