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No decision over hunt ban at Calke Abbey

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 14, 2014

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A DECISION has not yet been made on whether to extend a ban preventing the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt from using National Trust land.

The trust is still to make a decision over the hunt using Calke Abbey land, near Ticknall, after two members, The Honourable Johnny Greenall and Glen Morris, of Ludgate Street, Tutbury, were secretly filmed by anti-hunt protesters trying to kill foxes near Hilton.

The pair were heavily fined and, following the conviction in 2012, the National Trust banned the trust from hunting on its land, which includes Calke Abbey.

A trust spokesman said: "The process of considering renewals of trail hunting licences in the region has not yet commenced. On that basis we're not yet in a position to comment on the renewal of the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt's licence for 2014/15 to trail hunt across National Trust land in Derbyshire."

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