The 16-year old cat was curled up in a barn when the Cottesmore Hunt hounds lost the scent of their quarry and doubled back into the barn.

Owner Mrs Clarke said “his body was retrieved by a huntsman, who after churning up my lawn with his horses’ hooves, proceeded on his way.”

The cat’s body was not returned by the huntsman, who was described as rude and arrogant by Mrs Clarke who previously was undecided over the hunting issue.

Hunt Details: Cottesmore Hunt

Source: LACS Wildlife Guardian