According to the Independent, a stag hunt in the UK received a £10,000 grant and a £50,000 loan from funds that were made for businesses struggling to survive the coronavirus.

According to a hunt report, Devon and Somerset Staghounds is one of the multiple hunts that received funding from government programs during the coronavirus pandemic that affected businesses around the globe.

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As reported in the Independent, the report by the masters discloses,  “The hunt has taken advantage of a government-backed unsecured Bounce Back loan of £50,000, which is free money for 12 months. This money will be paid back before the interest-free 12-month period ends.“The money will sit as a form of overdraft facility should it be needed during the next year. Excluding this loan, the hunt has £30,000 in the bank plus a further £10,000 sitting in the Hunt Club account.”

Somerset Wildlife Crime, a local group that monitors and reports on hunts said of the funding, “Bet you’re all delighted to know your council tax is propping up the stag hunts.”

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