John Tresidder, the RSPCA’s south-west regional superintendent has suggested that Foxhounds could be rehomed if hunting is banned by Parliament.

Mr Tresidder made his views known at the Labour Animal Welfare Society’s conference on Hunting with Dogs held at Exeter University.

“Over the past three years, we have rehomed nearly 500 Beagles,” he said. “As they share many characteristics of Foxhounds, there is no reason why Foxhounds cannot be rehomed.”For further details, see Horse & Hound issue dated 23 November 2000