British Conservation Organization Will No Longer Issue Licenses for Trail Hunts

The UK’s National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty (“National Trust”) announced that it will stop issuing licenses for trail hunts on its land. Trail hunts—where hunters on horseback hunt with dogs who follow a scent that has been artificially marked for them—have been allowed up until the National Trust’s announcement that it has lost faith in the Masters of Foxhounds Association following its director’s conviction for surreptitiously facilitating foxhunts, which have been banned since 2004.