Searching foxes was banned 18 years in the past, however is it carrying on regardless?
New figures from the League Towards Merciless Sports activities, shared completely with this programme, recommend that within the final searching season, there have been over 500 incidents of what seems to be unlawful searching.
Path searching – which is the next of an animal scent with canine – is allowed.
However anti-hunt campaigners report recognizing 400 foxes being chased by hounds.
Whereas the authorities in Scotland are cracking down, our chief correspondent Alex Thomson has been out to see how foxes fare in England and Wales.
Warning: distressing pictures on this report.