Despite having temporarily banned trail hunting as a result of bombshell revelations the Trust has put the issue back on its agenda for a members’ vote at next month’s AGM. The question is why? Why should a temporary ban not be permanent one?

The previous AGM gives a clue: then, the board used discretionary proxy votes to defeat a motion calling for a ban despite a majority of Trust Members and 89% of the general public wanting a ban. Trust land doesn’t belong to the Board or even Trust Members and certainly not the pro-hunting pressure group that has joined as members.

It’s land that is everyone’s and for everyone to enjoy without encountering a diguised blood sport happening in front of them. But don’t take our word for it being everyone’s land. Take the Trust’s word:

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