On 13th July, David Mullin was walking his dogs when they were subject to a vicious attack by hounds of the Mendip Farmers fox hunt. In an online public status, David Mullin the owner of the dogs in question stated “This is what happens when you meet the Mendip Farmers fox hunt on a public right of way. Dogs attacked by the pack of foxhounds and then told it was my fault. Whippet is under the vet with possible internal injuries other dog OK but bitten.”
Following the incident receiving considerable online attention, with thousands of people condemning the awful attack, Mullin gave his account of a conversation with the Master of foxhounds on the phone. His alleged words were “sorry to hear that your dog was injured. He then went on to say that it was my word against his about what happened and that as his hounds “walk past dogs and children all the time and this has never happened before” that it must therefore be my fault. I was also told that I seemed unconcerned that one of his hounds also needed to see a vet. He was slightly taken aback when I quoted the Dangerous Dogs legislation at him. This is far from over.
Alfie, the dog caught up in the incident is now said to be on the mend having been to the Vets;