Although aggravated trespass is a criminal offence, the Countryside Alliance says ‘very few’ prosecutions are being brought against animal rights extremists ‘despite clear evidence’ being available, so what is the next step to offer greater protection to hunts and land owners?
Enforcing the law on aggravated trespass could help combat “intimidatory and disruptive” hunt saboteurs, it is hoped.
The Countryside Alliance is using the current debate on trespassing in relation to travellers — the Conservatives said in their election manifesto they would make intentional trespass a criminal offence in this situation — to challenge current law.
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