Natural Resources Wales has banned trail hunting PERMANENTLY! It said it could not be sure that trail hunting was not still being used as a “cover” for illegal activity. The significance of this is that many other public bodies are now sure to follow.

This piles a lot of moral pressure on the Trust, currently vacillating suspiciously despite a vote to ban it.

Interestingly, the Trust has previously defended its position by saying it looks after its land “for everyone, forever” which is remarkably similar to what Natural Resources Wales says: “Our purpose is to ensure that the natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, used and enhanced, now and in the future.”