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Hunt saboteurs association Press Release 25th March 2015
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Four hunt saboteurs were today found not-guilty of committing aggravated trespass after a two day trial at Redhill magistrates. The trial took place following their arrest at a meet of the Surrey Union Hunt near Ewhurst, Surrey in October last year. The saboteurs were trying to come to the aid of an injured deer that had been chased and injured by the hunt. Instead of allowing the sabs, who had years of animal sanctuary experience, to help the animal Surrey Police arrested them for failing to leave private land. They left the deer with the hunt terrier men who shot it.
 
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During the trial a leading vet, Professor Andrew Knight, criticised the way the terrier men had treated the animal as they dragged it around by a broken leg and said it was almost certain its injuries had been caused by a pack of hounds. It became clear from video footage that the police had lied about the events of the day and the district judge in his summing up said that the hunt and police had caused unnecessary suffering to the deer due to their handling of the situation and that if the sabs had been allowed to help the animal they would have been able to reduce it's suffering. He also praised the saboteurs saying: "All of you contribute immensely to society not only in your working lives but in your free time. [on the day] You deserve high praise for managing yourselves and your behaviour."
 
Lee Moon, press spokesperson for the Hunt Saboteurs Association, stated: “Surrey police have a history of acting as private security for the Surrey Union Hunt. In this case they allowed their bias to lead to the unnecessary suffering of an animal. Despite the saboteurs informing the police that a crime had occurred they allowed the hunt to take the deer's body and dispose of it and arrested the saboteurs who were trying to minimise the animals suffering. We hope that the Surrey Union hunt will now be investigated for illegal hunting and that there will be an independent investigation into the actions of Surrey Police. Whilst we are pleased at the not-guilty verdict it is disgusting that this case ever came to trial.”
 

Hunt Saboteurs Association Press Release 12th March 2015

 
Croydon Hunt saboteurs have had their group land rover damaged whilst parked outside one of their members homes. Valves were cut off two of the tyres causing several hundred pounds worth of damage as the tyres will have to be replaced.
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The damage occurred just a few days after the land rover was used to direct an ambulance to help an injured huntsman at the Old Surrey, Burstow and West Kent Hunt. A member of Croydon Hunt Saboteurs, who is also a trained paramedic, provided vital medical treatment until the ambulance arrived.
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Earlier in the day a whipper in from the OSBWK had threatened to go to the street where the vehicle is usually parked.
 
 
Lee Moon, Spokesperson for the Hunt Saboteurs Association, stated: “There is currently no evidence linking this particular hunt to the damage but it does seem an unlikely coincidence that the land rover is damaged in the same week that Croydon Hunt saboteurs are receiving such positive publicity for providing medical treatment to one of their members. Hunt supporters have a history of damaging saboteurs vehicles but it will not deter us and this vehicle will be utilised as usual this Saturday to stop the illegal and immoral slaughter of wildlife”
 
 
 

Hunt saboteurs association Press Release 8th March 2015

 

At Yesterdays meet of the Old Surrey, Burstow and west Kent Fox Hunt near Cowden, Kent, hunt master Ian Hamson lost consciousness after his horse fell and rolled on top of him. A member of Croydon Hunt saboteurs who is also a trained paramedic provided critical medical treatment to the injured man until other paramedics arrived.
 

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Despite initially stating that “he'd rather die” than receive help from a saboteur, Hamson, a crew manager at Dartford Fire Station, reluctantly accepted treatment when he realised there was a trained paramedic present. The saboteur assessed his injuries then stabilised him until the on-duty paramedics arrived having been called by other members of the sab group.
 
 
The saboteurs tried to move their vehicle to the top of a farm track to identify the access point for the arriving ambulance but were repeatedly blocked from doing so by hunt supporters, even after explaining their intentions. Other members of the hunt later apologised for this behaviour and thanked the saboteurs for their actions.
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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.”
 
 
 
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On Saturday the 21st February the York and Ainsty South Foxhunt met at Sutton Hall, North Yorkshire, home of Sir Reginald Adrian Berkeley Sheffield, David Cameron's father in law.

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Hunt saboteurs were present to monitor the hunt and were horrified when, in the middle of the afternoon, eight of the hunts hounds chased and killed a fox.  The hunts whipper in tried to take the body away but upon the arrival of saboteurs fled the scene and the sabs were able to retrieve the dead fox.

 

It is now being autopsied and the incident has been reported to North Yorkshire police.  Officers from North Yorkshire were present on the day but showed little interest in the incident, preferring to spend their time fraternising with the hunt.

 

It is believed Robert Sheffield, David Cameron's brother in Law, may have attended the hunt yesterday.

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Lee Moon, spokesperson for the Hunt Saboteurs Association, stated: “Horrific incidents such as this show not only that illegal hunting is still rife but also that David Cameron and the Conservative party are inextricably linked with the hunting community. It is interesting to note that North Yorkshire Police haven't attended any hunt meets so far this season when hunt saboteurs are present.  It seems an unlikely coincidence that they suddenly choose to attend and fraternise with the hunt on the day they meet at the home of an influential local landowner and David Cameron's father in law.”