Terrifying moment pack of dogs chase deer and tear it to pieces during Boxing Day hunt


Footage captured by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs show a pack of dogs from Warwickshire Hunt hunting a deer down and tearing it to shreds

The hounds kill the deer as people on a quad bike approach. Footage shows the shocking moment a pack of dogs chase a deer and tear it to pieces during a traditional Boxing Day hunt. See SWNS story SWMDhunt. West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs captured the horrific scene while filming Warwickshire Hunt on Tuesday (28/12) - the substitute Boxing Day which fell on Sunday (26/12). Video shows at least ten hounds chasing a small deer over a ploughed field near Preston on Stour, four miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon. The deer can be seen desperately trying to escape the dogs before one launches itself at the animal while another clamps its jaws around its throat. In sickening scenes, the rest of the 16-strong pack of hounds then tear the defenceless deer apart before running off with chunks of the dead animal in their mouths. A man on a quad bike is then seen driving to the field and shoos away the baying dogs. He then appears to look around him before taking off his jacket which he uses to wrap up the deer’s bloody remains before carrying it away.
Horrifying footage shows how the hounds chased the deer down and tore it to pieces

Footage shows the horrifying moment a pack of dogs tear a deer to pieces during a Boxing Day hunt.

West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs captured the shocking scenes when filming Warwickshire Hunt on Tuesday as they took part in their rearranged Boxing Day hunt.

The video shows at least ten hounds chasing a small deer over a ploughed field near Preston on Stour, four miles south of Straford-upon-Avon.

The deer can be seen trying to escape its pursuers before one dives at the animal and another clamps its jaws around its throat.

The rest of the pack of hounds then tear the deer apart and run off with chunks of the dead animal in their mouths.

A huntsman from Warwickshire Hunt on horseback with the hounds
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Then, a man on a quad bike can be seen driving to the field, where he shoos away the dogs.

He then takes off his jacket and wraps up the deer’s bloody remains before carrying it away.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs said: “Serious questions need to be asked of the Warwickshire Hunt.

A man carries away the dead deer wrapped in his coat after the dogs savaged it
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“This is the second time this month we have filmed the Warwickshire Hunt killing our wildlife and third time this hunting season.”

They said that when they approached the hunt for a response last time they were told it was an “unavoidable accident”.

They added: “It’s clear to anyone that the Warwickshire Hunt hounds are completely out of control, killing anything that moves.

A grab of the hounds savaging the deer and tearing it to shreds
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“If we are to believe the Warwickshire Hunt that it is unavoidable then no wildlife is safe as long as their hounds are on the loose in the countryside.”

A spokesperson for Warwickshire Hunt said: “The Warwickshire Hunt is aware of the distressing event that took place on 28th December while the hunt was conducting their lawful hunting activities.

“There were no members of hunt staff present at the time of the incident otherwise they would have immediately intervened to stop the two hounds, however, a member of the team was on the scene as quickly as possible.

The killing took place on Tuesday and was a rearranged boxing day hunt
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“Incidents of this nature involving hounds are incredibly rare due to the professionalism with which the hounds are managed and trained, however, the hunt has taken this matter very seriously and is reviewing its procedures.”

Warwickshire Police confirmed they are not investigating the deer being mauled to death by dogs on the hunt.

A spokesperson said: “At this time, no reports have been received in relation to this alleged incident.”

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