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28th February 2017

Calling Residents Of Penningtons Lane, Macclesfield & Surrounding Area

Huntsman gathers hounds from private gardens on Penningtons Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire 25.02.17

You may have read seen the news from last Saturday of hunters and a pack of hounds chasing a fox from open countryside into the edge of town, trashing property and gardens, then cornering the exhausted creature and biting it to death in a private back garden with the shocked residents terrified, upset and powerless to do anything? If not, read it here or watch it here.

I’m glad there were no Saboteurs or Monitors out with the Cheshire Forest Hunt on Saturday 25th February because you can be certain that, had there been, they would have been blamed for the pandemonium caused by the unspeakable in pursuit of the uneatable. As it is, the hunters cannot shift responsibility for hunting a terrified fox which sought sanctuary in the gardens and patios of a residential street on the edge of Macclesfield. Even before that fox was caught and killed the shocking reality of foxhunting was laid bare. Well done to everyone who has spoken up and not swept this outrageous animal abuse under the carpet.

Incidents like this have happened before and experience suggests will happen again. We will have to wait and see if Cheshire Police have the appetite to meaningfully investigate Saturdays events but whatever happens there is positive, practical action which every resident of Penningtons Lane can take to stop hunting in the future and it is this: make your farm, field or garden a hunt-free zone by following the simple Hounds Off formulas here.


Hounds Off exists precisely to support and advise anyone who wants to protect their property from hunt trespass. This website is a resource so please use it. Employ the Cost & Hassle Free Option for Warning Off your local hunt, or the Belt & Braces Approach if you want to be doubly sure. If anything at any stage is unclear then contact the Hounds Off team direct and we will help – that’s what we do.

If you live on or around Penningtons Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire (or know someone who does) please forward this blog to them and encourage them to warn the Cheshire Forest Hunt off their property.


In fact, wherever you are you can do this. There are at least 200 hunts in the UK and we suspect most of them to be engaged in illegal activity. We know that if you want to keep hounds off our wildlife, Hounds Off really works.

© Joe Hashman

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  • Adrian Mcloughlin says:
    Posted March 01, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    The killing of an innocent animal , by being torn apart live by hounds is a disgrace., mean and cruel

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  • margaret woodall says:
    Posted March 01, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    There a picture of a fox being dug out of the whole it has run into after being chased by a pack of dogs. The Terriermen are seen digging it out and throwing it to the dogs. Surely this is a case for prosecution as a pack of dogs were present. THIS HAS TO BE STOPPED. They are proving they cannot be trusted I have never ever seen such cruelty.

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  • margaret woodall says:
    Posted March 01, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Sorry typing error, should say ‘hole’. I am trying to find out which Hunt was responsible. It was shown by ‘keeptheban’

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  • Jill Hadfield says:
    Posted March 02, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Just wait until cubbing season starts. If you think you’ve seen horror. Think again.

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  • Phil Senior says:
    Posted March 02, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Any police involvement? Hopefully these kind of instances in the public eye will eventually – eventually – bring about a complete ban on the use of packs of ill-controlled dogs by arrogant morons in pursuit of sadistic pleasure.

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    • HoundsOff says:
      Posted March 02, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Hi Phil, you’re on Facebook seek Cheshire Monitors for updates. They do sterling work including police liaison.

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  • Beth Orwin says:
    Posted March 03, 2017 at 12:06 am

    The law is being broken every time the hunt goes out. We all know they’re not drag hunting so the ball is in the polices court. Do the right thing and stop this happening ever again.

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  • Shelly Edwards says:
    Posted March 03, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Please stop this hunt from breaking the law again and stop the hunt.they think they are above the law and police seem to be allowing them to do it?

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    • HoundsOff says:
      Posted March 04, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      We encourage everyone to stop hunting where they live by following the steps on our Action & Advice pages on this website. With Hounds Off we can all protect our property, livestock & pets.

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      • Phil Senior says:
        Posted March 04, 2017 at 8:09 pm

        Ever since I was a hunt saboteur I’ve been saying the same thing: it’s up to the public – not just the activists – to make a big stink about a public criminal nuisance (if nothing else). People I’ve spoken to in rural places have so often complained (feebly) about their sweet peas or what-not being damaged by hounds but weren’t really opposed to the hunt (as long as they apologised!!!!). The British tend to sit back and leave it all to “someone else”. Thank the gods this new group has taken the initiative. First however it’s vital to get rid of the Tories and their Friends at Court!

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  • Chris Fiorentini says:
    Posted March 03, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Stop illegal hunting.

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  • Linda Haye says:
    Posted March 05, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    My Mother lives in this area and in the past has walked her dog along Penningtons Lane, God knows what would have happened to her if she had seen all this cruelty, she is not a well lady and the shock could have made her really ill and even killed her. When will the law stand up to these criminals? Fox Hunting is illegal and these people should be prosecuted and made to pay a hefty fine aswell as being banned from owning any animals

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