Hunts are preparing to welcome supporters to their traditional Boxing Day meets at pubs, town squares and High Streets across the country.

Hunting has enjoyed rock solid support from the public since the disastrous and unworkable Hunting Act came into force in 2005. Hunts look forward to a rousing reception again this Christmas.

It might be of interest to readers planning on turning out to support their local pack that this year’s Boxing Day meets will be held on Monday, December 27.

Hunting does not take place on a Sunday, which is the day Boxing Day falls this year.

The traditional meets will therefore be held off for an extra day until Monday.

To find your local pack go to

Alice Barnard, Chief Executive, Countryside Alliance, Kennington Road, London.