The Hunting Office is the executive arm of the Governing bodies for Hunting with hounds. Established in 2005, it is the central organisation which is delegated to run the administrative, advisory and supervisory functions of the Hunting Associations, which are the governing bodies. The Hunting Office’s purpose is to set and maintain high standards of conduct in the activity of hunting with hounds.
The Hunting Office is responsible for the administration of hunting across the UK and aims to promote and protect the interests of hunting and the hunting community. The office co-ordinates the insurance policies, the members handbooks, the Stud Books, liaises with various other organisations to promote the interests of hunting and provides support and advice for Hunts, Hunt Officials and Hunt Staff. The Hunting Office also runs a programme of Training Courses for Hunts, Hunts Staff and other Hunt Personnel to maintain professional standards and increase the foundation of knowledge amongst Hunt Staff and other supporters, to maintain the highest standards in animal care and welfare.
New Hunting Joint Committee (HJC) formed
A new committee tasked with developing a strategy to ensure the long-term future of hunting with hounds has been formed by representatives from the hunting associations and the Countryside Alliance.
The Hunting Joint Committee (HJC), being chaired by Nick Herbert, chairman of the Countryside Alliance, is using a framework based on the three principles of science, standards and social licence. The strategy will be supported and implemented by all of hunting's leading organisations while further developing the longstanding relationship between the Hunting Office and the Countryside Alliance. Read Full Article