Footage appears to show pack of hounds savage fox in illegal hunt

Distressing footage has emerged appearing to show the moment a pack of hounds savaged and killed a fox in what would be an illegal hunt.The video showed the dogs swarming around the wild animal as it was laying near a ditch in a field next to a country lane near Canterbury, Kent.Two hunt saboteurs then jumped out of a Land Rover and began shouting at the hounds to leave the fox alone.As the approached the scene opposite a nearby property, the pack of dogs scattered and a man picked up the injured and bloodied fox.The video was captured in Westmarsh by members of the West Kent Hunt Saboteurs Association.Hunting foxes with hounds was made illegal in England and Wales in 2004, banning the use of dogs to kill wildlife.SWNS