Three members of the Crawley And Horsham Hunt have been found guilty of illegal fox hunting, click here for itv video report.
Crueltyexposed welcomes the conviction's and justice has been served. Hunting a wild mammal with dogs is illegal.
Nick Bycroft, huntsman for the Crawley & Horsham Hunt, appeared at Worthing Magistrates Court today for illegally hunting a fox with a dog, an offence under Section 1 of the Hunting Act.
Mr Bycroft who pleaded guilty, received a 12 month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £150 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
The incident was filmed by an independent monitor earlier this year.
The National Trust has banned the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt from its land in Derbyshire following a fox-hunting court trial.
Hunt master John Greenall, 52, from Wootton, Derbyshire and Glenn Morris, 44, of Tutbury, Staffordshire were found guilty of fox hunting in August.
The National Trust confirmed it has refused to grant a licence for land at Kedleston, Calke Abbey and Ilam.
Campaigners set up a petition urging the National Trust to ban the hunt.
The trust, which grants licences to use its land on an annual basis, has decided not to allow the hunt to use the land for the 2012-13 season.
The campaigners who filmed the hunt had hidden in a wood in Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire, in October.
Mr Greenall was fined £3,000 and Mr Morris was fined £250.
The footage obtained by the two campaigners was shown as evidence at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court during a two-day trial.
Article from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-19552192
The three members of The Crawley and Horsham hunt who have been found guilty of illegal fox hunting. (Phillis has now left the C&H hunt).
Three Sussex hunters guilty of illegal fox hunting
Three members of a West Sussex hunt have been found guilty of illegal fox hunting.
Andrew Phillis, Rachel Holdsworth and Neill Millard were convicted at Haywards Heath Magistrates' Court of hunting a wild mammal with dogs.
The defendants were members of the Crawley and Horsham Hunt.
The judge did not accept they were taking part in legitimate trail hunting in January 2011, where a scent is laid for hounds to follow.
According to the Crown Prosecution Service, the three were filmed by hunt monitors on two separate occasions.
Holdsworth, of Rock Road, Pulborough, and Millard, of Dragons Lane, Shipley, received fines of £1,500 and were ordered to pay costs of £2,500.
Phillis, of Halwell, Totnes, in Devon, is yet to be sentenced.
District Crown Prosecutor Mark Bishop said: "The defendants claimed that the foxes seen on film being chased by the hunt's hounds were not being hunted intentionally and that the hounds were following an artificial scent.
"We were able to fully utilise footage from hunt monitors, which clearly showed a fox being pursued by hounds on two separate occasions within a week.
"Their pursuit and hunting of foxes was not accidental, but intentional." Pictured right Neill Millard
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