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A hound has been run over and killed by a lorry at a children’s meet of the Cotswold Vale Farmers’ hunt.

Hunt staff claim hunt saboteurs blew a horn to encourage hounds onto the busy A38 Gloucester to Tewkesbury road on Tuesday (25 October).

The hound was killed instantly.

Joint-master Judy Pullen told H&H: “We were following a trail but they [the sabs] are always blowing a horn because they always think we are after a fox.”

The Hunt Saboteurs Association [HSA] denied using a horn to call hounds onto the road.

“It was only the presence of the hunt saboteurs that prevented further fatalities as they were able to stop more hounds running into the road,” said a spokesman.

  • For more on this story see next week’s magazine, out 3 November.