Message from the Hunt Saboteurs Association

24th November 2020 Last night, ITV News covered our story of the leaked Hunting Office webinars, in which hunt staff were encouraged to commit perjury and break the Hunting Act. Please watch the great 5 minute news piece via the following link - https://www.itv.com/news/2020-11-24/police-and-cps-investigating-webinars-held-by-huntings-governing-body

Boxing Day hunts to go ahead on ‘Covid-secure trails’

Comment - The hunts are so desperate for their fix... With more strict lockdown plans to be announced soon they just don't get it. All over the country families are struggling, loved ones in care homes can't have visitors, or be hugged. Yet hunts and shoots can still continue as if nothing had changed, we'd …

Welsh pheasant shooting season to begin despite Covid-19 crisis

Posted 1st October, 2020 The start of the pheasant shooting season begins on October 1 condemning millions of ‘game’ birds to being blasted out of sky for ‘sport’ over the next four months. The beginning of the shooting season takes place against a backdrop of an escalation of Covid-19 in Wales and Government advice to …

Campaigners See An Industry “On Its’ Last Legs” After Yorkshire’s Not So Glorious Twelfth

18th August 2020 The traditional grouse shooting season on the moors of North Yorkshire is turning out to be anything but glorious. Usually by mid-August the upland estates of the north are swarming with the tweed-covered friends of the seventh Earl of Bucktooth accompanied by the dozens of hirelings necessary to ensure a successful slaughter. …

League Against Cruel Sports and Countryside Alliance comment on court case

7th February 2020 Animal welfare campaigners have described a not guilty verdict as a hollow victory for hunting after two men associated with the Quantock Staghounds deer hunt avoided a criminal conviction at Taunton Magistrates’ Court on February 4. Richard Down, former Huntsman, and Martin Watts, former Whipper-in and current Huntsman of the Quantock Staghounds, …

Somerset huntsman accused of illegally hunting a fox with hounds

A Somerset huntsman is appearing at Taunton Magistrates on Tuesday, January 21 accused of hunting a fox with a pack of hounds. Peter Mark Doggrell, of the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale Hunt, will appear in court in a case expected to last two days. The case follows an investigation by Avon and Somerset Police based …

Foxhunting carries on with impunity, says former police chief

Campaigners say police and courts failing to hold hunts accountable 25th December 2019 Foxhunting is continuing with impunity across the UK, with police and courts failing to hold those organising and taking part in them accountable, a former senior police officer has said, as the hunting season gears up towards its Boxing Day ceremonial climax. …

Fox ripped apart by hounds after activist lies on animal in effort to protect it

A fox was savaged and ripped apart by a pack of hounds from Prince Charles’s former hunt, despite an activist’s efforts to protect it against the illegal killing. Watch the video here - http://www.facebook.com/nottssabs/videos/1033436773676050/ Footage shows a hunt saboteur lying over the wounded fox in effort to save the animal as the dogs are set …