On tonight's south-west newsthere was an "Oooh look at the evil hunt" story, promoted by IFAW. A Somerset hunt (it is subject to police investigation) were out cub-hunting and obviously came upon a mature fox's scent. They were clearly not in full cry. However clever editing showed a fox with it's ears back going hell for leather down the main line track bed. Its' speed and direction probably mostly had to do with the shrieking and yelling of the "monitors". Hounds then came into view on the line and three or four milled around before responding to their huntsman. Cue soundbite from an ASLEF official distressed by the possible consequences and then an IFAW rep, seated in shadow, making all kinds of prejudicial comment in the light of possible police investigation. The biggest issue was the presence of hounds on railway property - although it was admitted no humans from the hunt went onto the railway land. So BTP will no doubt punt this. However it is clear from one bit of footage that the cameraman is over the fence. It makes me puke. All those years of saboteurs being first to violence or offences and now they are trespassing to gather footage that they will no doubt abuse and edit to make a point. Sadly for them, their work today looks like it will be to no avail. Shame on them though, screeching at the puir wee beastie...its' animal rights must have been violated by the IFAW rent a mob. Funded jointly as they usually are by Hampstead literati etc and of course taxpayers!