Johnson voted against the hunting ban.
A hunt leader whose hunting groups have twice been in trouble with authorities paid for Boris Johnson’s helicopter during his leadership campaign.
Johan Christofersson donated £36,000 to Johnson as well as funding a £2,000 helicopter ride.
Chistofersson is a hedge fund manager and a former leader of the Jedforest Hunt in Scotland and the Isle of Wight hunt.
In 2004, Chrisofferson’s Isle of Wight hunt was banned from hunting for a month after one of their staff dumped two dead calves, a horse and a bullock outside the Labour Party conference in Brighton.
This was to protest againt Labour’s hunting ban, which Boris Johnson voted against along with David Cameron, David Davis, Iain Duncan Smith and Philip Hammond.
While Christofferson did not dump the dead animals himself, the hunting association reprimanded him for allegedly knowing a stunt was planned but failing to stop it.
Christofferson continued to co-lead the Isle of Wight hunt with the man who pulled the stunt – Stuart Trousdale – for a number of years, before moving to Scotland.
In Scotland, Christofferson is now the joint leader of the Jedforest hunt where, according to the Sunday Mail, two huntsmen have recently been charged with illegal activity.
The League Against Cruel Sports Scotland allege the huntsmen repeatedly sent their hounds after fleeing foxes.
In Scotland, dogs can only be used to flush out foxes to be shot. They should not be used to kill the dogs directly.
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