Tim’s Memory Clouded By Smokescreens?
Hunt Saboteurs Association
by webadmin
12h ago
Here at HSA Towers, we are used to hearing hunters come up with delusional theories, far fetched stories and generally bonkers alternative realities. However, last week their fantasist-in-chief the factually challenged Mr Tim Bonner, came out with an impressive pack of fibs on his personal venting platform, the Countryside Alliance blog. Writing to his keen audience of shotgun polishers, Bonner cast back to the watershed moment in hunting’s terminal decline, the court judgement against Mark Hankinson in 2021 at Westminster Magistrates. This three-day trial involved comprehensive video evidence ..read more
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The Hunting Ban – 19 years on…
Hunt Saboteurs Association
by webadmin
1w ago
19 years ago today the press assembled, sabs popped champagne corks and hunters spoke of outright defiance as a new law was enacted aimed at stopping the cruelty of hunting with hounds. The result of years of campaigning, a Government inquiry and many hours of debate in Parliament, the Hunting Act 2004 was passed in November 2004 and was brought into force on 18th February 2005. In the run up to the Hunting Act becoming law there was a sharp uptick in violence from hunt supporters directed against sabs. And for once, hunt chaos wasn’t confined to the countryside, with mass disorder outside Pa ..read more
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Victory! It’s All Over For The Oakley Hunt
Hunt Saboteurs Association
by webadmin
1w ago
Beds & Bucks Hunt Sabs speak to the HSA about developments at the Oakley hunt. We have been reliably informed, from several independent sources, that the Oakley hunt will fold at the end of this season. A massive drop in subscriptions, no new Masters, lack of country and the sacking of their hunt staff means they are unable to remain viable. This brings to a close 10 years of concentrated efforts against our local wildlife abusers and once again proves that concerted hunt saboteur activity can have a huge effect on individual hunts and hunting with hounds as a whole. The Oakley run into tr ..read more
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A Hunt Sab : My Saturday
Hunt Saboteurs Association
by webadmin
1w ago
Inspired by Gregg Wallace’s recent article, a Hunt Sab talks us through their typical Saturday. 7.00am I wake up, get a coffee and breakfast and check messages relating to the day’s sabbing plans. I charged my equipment the night before: camcorder, radio, phone, body camera, so I pack it all away in a bag with my pre-filled citronella bottle. I shower, make some sandwiches and fill my flask ready to take with me. 8.30am I head out the door to meet up with the rest of my group at our arranged meeting point. We pile into the landy, finding room for our legs and bags and settling in for a long ..read more
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Army Hosting Criminal Quorn Hunt
Hunt Saboteurs Association
by webadmin
1w ago
On Saturday the 17th February, almost exactly 19 years after fox hunting was made illegal, the army will host a meet of the notorious Quorn Hunt at the Defence Animal Training Regiment Headquarters at Remount Barracks, Melton Mowbray. Soldiers will be on duty to facilitate the meet and the entire event will be funded by taxpayers money. The Quorn are one of the most famous hunts in the world – for all the wrong reasons. They received national press coverage for breaching lockdown to go hunting and ex-huntsman Ollie Finnigan was found guilty of illegal hunting whilst huntsman of the Quorn ..read more
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What’s In A Name?
Hunt Saboteurs Association
by webadmin
1w ago
A couple of weeks ago, the HSA reported on the merger of two of the south east’s last remaining fox hunts. The new outfit will be known as the ‘Southdown & Eridge with East Sussex & Romney Marsh Hunt.’ Not exactly catchy, is it? ‘The Kent Hounds’- it fits conveniently on a banner. © West Kent Hunt Sabs The name may be long and unwieldy, but it does accurately reflect a simple fact: there used to be four fox hunts operating across this vast swathe of the south east, and now there is one. This pattern is being repeated across the country as fox and hare hunts collapse through sab pressur ..read more
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Student Hare Hunters Feel The Long Arm Of The Law
Hunt Saboteurs Association
by webadmin
2w ago
The Royal Agricultural College Beagles are the student hare hunt of the Royal Agricultural University based in Cirencester. They have been feeling the pressure recently, with 7 hunting days lost to sabs so far this season. Frustrated, on Saturday they turned to the age-old hunt tactic of intimidation. RAC Beagles weigh up their options after sabs ruined another meet earlier this season On Saturday (3rd February), a small group from Severn Vale Hunt Saboteurs responded to a tip-off that the RAC Beagles had been spotted in the hamlet of Culkerton. On approach they spotted vehicles of supporters ..read more
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Fox Ripped To Pieces By Somerset Hunt
Hunt Saboteurs Association
by webadmin
3w ago
The Somerset-based ‘Weston & Banwell with West Somerset Vale Hunt’ deliberately hunted and killed a fox last Wednesday, the 31st January. Sabs from Mendip, Bristol, and Somerset groups were in attendance and saved several other foxes throughout the day. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE This is trail hunting in 2024. However, when the hunt moved on to scrubland around Cripp’s Bridge, sabs were unable to stop the hounds from flushing a fox and ripping her to pieces in a field. Hounds tear the fox apart In an attempt to hide evidence of their criminality, a hunt rider tried to retrieve the broken body ..read more
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Who Is The Avon Vale Hunt’s ‘Fifth Man’?
Hunt Saboteurs Association
by webadmin
3w ago
Last Thursday, Channel 4 News screened an extended report on illegal fox hunting in the UK. One horrifying sequence – supplied to Channel 4 News by the HSA – shows members of the Wiltshire-based Avon Vale Hunt digging a fox from her underground refuge and throwing her to the hounds. The Fifth Man whoops with delight as the fox is savaged by the hounds. This video led to the conviction of huntsman Stuart Radbourne and whipper-in Oliver Thompson. Inexplicably, animal cruelty charges against the two terriermen – Tom Ledbury and Charlie Ball – were dropped. However, a fifth man was also present, b ..read more
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Names Please! – We Need To Find These Fox Killers
Hunt Saboteurs Association
by webadmin
1M ago
Last night the nation watched in horror as Channel 4 News once again exposed illegal fox hunting across the UK. One of the most distressing sequences – supplied to Channel 4 News by the HSA – shows a terrierman dragging a terrified fox from her refuge and throwing her to the feet of the pack. This man – and the red-coated huntsman who is instructing him – remain at large. We need to find them urgently. Please look again at these images – do you recognise him? He’s short, fairly stocky, and is clearly an experienced terrierman. Notice his waterproof over trousers, held up by just one distinctiv ..read more
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