Stefan Persson, the Swedish billionaire owner of H & M, has banned hunting ‘with immediate effect’ on his Ramsbury Estates.
Last week allegations were made by Reading Hunt Saboteurs against the Vine and Craven Hunt who were reported as hunting in a traditional way on land near Littlecote House .
Hunt Saboteur spokesperson, Lee Moon, said: “Finally 15 years after the Hunting Act the tide is finally turning and hunts are fighting for their very existence. Well done to Reading Hunt Saboteurs for bringing Ramsbury estate to public attention. We look forward to many other large estates denying access to the hunts.”
Ramsbury Estates is made up of over 19,000 acres of North East Wiltshire, West Berkshire and North Hampshire. The estate covers open land, and over 2,500 acres of woodland and forestry. Made up of a mix of commercial and amenity woodland, this resource is of huge environmental benefit and contributes in lots of ways to the local economy. Ramsbury Brewery and The Bell at Ramsbury are part of Ramsbury Estates.