So if you’ve been keeping up with my blog you’ll know that we’re fighting an injunction brought by the Fitzwilliam Hunt in an effort to stop us holding them to account for their blatantly illegal hunting. You can read more about it here (We’re In It to Win it).

The initial hearing at the High Court in London was last Thursday (1st November) and we were originally informed by the judge that his decision would be this week. Now we’ve been told that the decision won’t be ready until the 16th November which is somewhat frustrating (as this allows the Fitzwilliam to hunt in the mean time without any monitoring) but at least he’s taking time to consider it properly.

Nothing is ever certain in the British legal system, especially in complex cases such as this. Their argument is based purely around trespass and our defence is their illegal hunting, something which they’ve already been convicted of (Good Enough) and certainly should be a major consideration for the judge as no injunction should be granted if it allows the claimant to undertake an illegal activity. I have detailed notes from our day in court but at this time I’m somewhat reluctant to publish any details for fear of prejudicing the case. In due course I’ll release these details.

Needless to say the so-called Countryside Alliance were in attendance in the form of Polly Portwin, famous for telling huge porkies on national TV in relation to the purpose of Terrier Men on a supposed trail hunt.

Although we reached our original funding target (huge thanks to all who donated so far) our costs are still rising so I’d encourage you to keep sharing and tweeting our link, we’re going to need every penny and this may not be the end of it. Once we get a decision from the judge some serious consideration will need to go into our next step, but for now we’re just waiting to see what the future may hold.

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  1. Catherine Deering says:

    Keep going. Good luck.

  2. spugwash says:

    Good luck keep up the fight.

  3. Primrose Jones says:

    Any news yet? Today is 16th so will keep checking fingers crossed 🤞

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