March 10, 2015
A hunt saboteur put his cause to one side as he came to the aid of an injured huntsmen who lost consciousness after an accident near Cowden.
Ian Hamson, a hunt master of the Old Surrey, Burstow and West Kent Fox Hunt, is believed to have been injured after his horse fell and rolled on top of him during a meet on Saturday.
A member of Croydon Hunt saboteurs, also a trained paramedic, stepped in and helped the injured man until other paramedics arrived.
Lee Moon, spokesperson for the Hunt Saboteurs Association, stated: "Well done to the sab who put his differences aside to act so compassionately, even in the face of hostility from the injured huntsman.
"His actions prove once again that saboteurs are compassionate not only towards animals but humans as well.
"This is another nail in the coffin of the Countryside Alliance’s campaign to portray us in a negative light and it would be interesting to see what would have happened if the roles had been reversed."
A spokesman for Kent Police said: "Officers attended Cowden Pound to ensure public safety on Saturday morning after receiving a report of a hunt demonstration.
"However, no offences were reported so no further action was necessary.
"While in attendance, a man required medical attention after falling from a horse and was treated at the scene by a first-aider."
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