Hunt saboteurs were out in force this weekend as the HSA stepped up its campaign against the summer bloodsport of mink hunting. In the Midlands dozens of sabs gathered at the kennels of the Dove Valley Minkhounds whilst in Devon a further 40 sabs attended a meet of the Culmstock Minkhounds at Exebridge. Both packs abandoned hunting for the day. Others were covertly monitoring the Northamptonshire Mink Hounds who also didn't go out, presumably due to the large number of sabs gathered nearby.
 
HSA Press Officer Lee Moon commented, "Saturday's unprecedented action brings to eight the total of mink hunts sabotaged in May alone. Just one month in, this is already the mink hunters worst season in over a decade."
 
Hunt saboteurs will continue to prioritise mink hunts throughout the summer. .
Dove alley