The disemboweled corpse of a fox has been found in the Horsham district, according to an anti-fox hunting charity.
According to the League Against Cruel Sports, the fox's body was retrieved by a member of the West Sussex Hunt Saboteurs yesterday in an area southeast of Billingshurst.
The charity's spokesman said police had been informed and had attended the incident.
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Chris Luffingham, director of campaigns at the League Against Cruel Sports, described the discovery as 'horrific and sad'.
Fox hunting was banned by the Hunting Act 2004 in England and Wales, so many hunts now follow the practice of trail-hunting, whereby a scent is laid down for hounds to follow rather than a live animal.