Warn Off Your Local Hunt – Belt & Braces Approach
These are the second steps you should take to warn off your local hunt after sending an initial email. If you have not yet taken any such action click here to find out how to initially Warn off Your Local Hunt (the ‘Cost & Hassle Free Option’). If you have already made such contact with your local hunt and your requests have still been ignored click here for the next steps to take further action.
Send a Warning Off Letter to your local hunt
Send a Warning Off Letter and map of your property to the Secretary of your local hunt. Do it by recorded delivery so no one can pretend they hadn’t been told.
If you don’t know the name of your local hunt or who to contact then use the Hounds Off Hunt Finder or contact Hounds Off with your property address and/or postcode. This will enable us to find out the information for you and we will inform you. Hounds Off is always happy to assist in this way.
Use the following letter or compose your own:
I am writing to inform you that my property is closed at all times to the horses, hounds, officials, followers and any other individual connected with your Hunt.
I therefore request that no unauthorised entry occurs on my property by any of the above. Further, I ask you to inform me in advance when your Hunt is likely to be present in my locality.
Please find attached a map of my property, including the boundaries, for your information.
Make sure it is dated and signed.
Copy your Warning Off Letter to your local MP
Copying your Warning Off Letter to your local MP will alert them to your point of view and also mean that they are aware of your actions. This is an important point to remember in the event of any future incidents occurring (in which case you should contact the Police as well).
(OPTIONAL) Inform Hounds Off of your action
Receiving feedback is not a requirement but it is important for three reasons:
- Firstly, it’ll help Hounds Off to monitor the growth of Hunt Free Zones.
- Second, in order to secure future funding from supportive organisations and
individuals it is very helpful for Hounds Off to be able to show positive results.
- Thirdly, the data we receive from you will help our case for lobbying MPs and
strengthening the Hunting Act (2004).