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The International Union of Hunting with Hounds

The International Union of Hunting with Hounds (IUHH) is a division of the Federation of Association of Hunting and Conservation of the European Union (FACE).

FACE is an international, non-profit making, non-governmental organisation that builds bridges between European legislative bodies and the representatives of civil society who stand for sustainable hunting and conservation in Europe. It represents the interests of seven million hunters in thirty-eight countries including the twenty-seven EU countries, making it the largest democratically representative body for hunters in the world. FACE was founded in 1977 in Brussels, Belgium and still has its headquarters there today.

The IUHH has developed an International Charter for all affiliated Hunts to follow.

The charter was established by countries which Hunt with Horses and Hounds. The IUHH holds an annual meeting with rotating host countries. The Unions aim is to uphold the principles and standards of Hunting internationally.

Hunting with hounds takes place in many countries worldwide but principally in Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States of America.

The Hunts' in these countries are governed by Associations with rules and codes of practice designed to suit the circumstances of each country.

There are principles of hunting, common to all, which form the basis of this Charter and to which the Hunting Associations from all the named countries above and Belgium signed in 2008.

For more information, contact Dennis Foster.

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