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The new AMHB DVD

In Kennels DVD coverIntroducing the new AMHB DVD
…Seven modules celebrating skills in Harrier and Beagle Kennels
…Seven stories that glimpse life ‘In Kennels’
£13.99 (inc P&P) - Overseas orders:£15.00 each. …

Leave your kennel coat on the peg and your boots by the door; this is a kennels tour you can make from your armchair. You'll experience the icy yards of winter and the summer heat of the puppy show; you'll be there in the small hours as a bitch whelps and up at dawn to exercise hounds. With this DVD you share the lives of three professional huntsmen.

Hare hunting the facts

The history of venery, the science of hunting with hounds, dates back to Ancient times. It is expressed over many centuries in many countries in its own mythology, its own literature, its art, its traditional songs and its place in rural culture and way of life. Until the introduction of the Hunting Act 2004 it fulfilled an important and unique role in the management of our wildlife.

The evidence is clear that a 'hands off’ approach does not result in a balanced and healthy wildlife population. Man has a responsibility to manage and preserve the present man-made countryside and to preserve the health and vigour of our wildlife.

Furthermore, Hare Hunting:-

  • Has always been a long standing and traditional part of country life, with a key place in the rural calendar.
  • Provides access to areas of the countryside that are often not readily available.
  • Enables followers to observe the working qualities of hounds in a wide variety of natural scenting conditions.
  • Helps to preserve the unique qualities of the working hounds that have been developed over 500 years. The relatively small number of true hare hunting hounds remaining in Britain classes them under a ‘Rare Breed’ status.
  • Provides a healthy, social and egalitarian activity, open to all ages at negligible cost.

NB Since the introduction of the Hunting Act 2004 all hunts engage in lawful hunting activities whilst working to secure repeal of the Act.