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Watch: Fox cubs are filmed 'being put into hounds' kennels'

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Footage has been released showing fox cubs being taken into the kennels of hounds, allegedly to train the dogs to kill.

  • Warning: This video contains disturing images

Filmed at the South Herefordshire Hunt kennels, then shows the bodies of two fox cubs being removed and dumped in a bin.

Police are investigating the footage and the animals' bodies.

Two men and a woman were arrested earlier in June and the hunt has suspended a paid huntsman.

The Masters of Foxhounds Association said an independent inquiry, led by former Court of Appeal judge Sir John Chadwick, would take place into "conduct which suggests breaches of the association's rules".

The South Herefordshire Hunt's kennels, situated at its headquarters in Wormelow, have been closed.

The Hunt Investigation Team, which campaigns against fox hunting, secretly filmed two of the foxes alive inside the cage at night.

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Footage appears to show fox cubs being put into the kennels of hunting hounds allegedly to train the dogs to kill.

Those arrested are on bail while police investigate alleged unnecessary cruelty to an animal.

The footage does not include evidence the South Herefordshire hunt is involved in illegal hunting, as defined under the 2004 Hunting Act.

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