Hunt Saboteurs Association

We're very pleased to announce that we gave out £62,300 in grants to our local groups in 2019! As the UK's premiere anti-hunting organisation, donations to the Hunt Saboteurs Association go exactly where they’re needed - to directly save wildlife. Help us take action against bloodsports by becoming a member of the HSA: huntsabs.org.uk/index.php/join-the-hsa

Man who ‘stood on hare while his dog mauled it’ facing trial

8th March 2020 Paul Bowes , 29, of Rochester Close in Bishop Auckland, will appear at Hull Magistrates’ Court for trial on July 28, 2020, after pleading not guilty to hunting a wild animal with a dog and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, a brown hare, by standing on the hare while allowing …

Couple who captured video of hounds mauling deer on hunt feel ‘threatened’ after dead badger left on drive

6th March 2020 Two pensioners who shared shocking footage of hunting hounds mauling a deer say they feel threatened after a dead badger appeared on their property. Margaret Langran, 68, said the bloody body of a badger was left on her driveway just one day after she shared a video of a hunt to this …

Behind the battle lines as Cornwall’s Western Hunt becomes the hunted

1st March 2020 The West Cornwall Hunt Saboteurs follow, monitor, and attempt to sabotage the plans and movements of the horse riders and hounds in an attempt to expose one of the county's oldest hunts. Cat from the West Cornwall Hunt Saboteurs (Image: Greg Martin) For the past six months or so, twice as week, a …

Chris Packham criticises anti-bird netting on Cambridge University trees

Chris Packham has branded Cambridge University’s move to cover a row of trees with nets to stop birds from nesting as “absolutely outrageous”, with activists from Extinction Rebellion responding by tearing some of the netting down. The conservationist’s social media post was prompted by photographs of the trees, with their branches completely encased in netting, on …