Hunt saboteurs Association News Release 31st October 2011
Tomorrow, the 1st November, is the official start of the hunting season. For the next six months approximately 250 hunts across the country will chase and kill fox and hare in the name of sport.
The Countryside Alliance will herald the day with much hype and a variety of statistics about lack of prosecutions since the hunt ban and record numbers out hunting etc etc.
These are all designed to cloud the issue and distract the media and the public from the very simple truth. Hunters and their supporters want to chase and kill wild animals and we, the hunt saboteurs, want to save them.
Lee Moon from the Hunt saboteurs Association said “The pro-hunt lobby are happy for the hunting issue to become as confused and complicated as possible but our message is simple. The killing of wild animals for sport is wrong and we are determined to stop it. Hunt saboteurs save lives”
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Hunt Saboteurs Association Press Release 25th October 2011
A hound from the Cotswold Vale Farmers Hunt was killed by a lorry, on the A38, South of Tewkesbury, today during an illegal fox hunt. Members of the Hunt Saboteurs Association who were present said the hunts pack of hounds were illegally chasing a fox when one of them ran straight into the road and was killed outright by a lorry that had no opportunity to stop. It was only the presence of the hunt saboteurs that prevented further fatalities as they were able to stop more hounds running into the road.
Lee Moon from the Hunt saboteurs Association said: “If, as the Hunts like to claim, they were trail hunting then what were they doing near such a busy road. The hunting community don't care about the lives of either the hunted animals or the ones they employ to illegally chase them. The Cotswold Vale Farmers should be thanking the hunt saboteurs for preventing more of their hounds from being killed.”
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3 members of the Hunt saboteurs association were yesterday found not-guilty of aggravated trespass after a three day trial at Newark Magistrates Court. They had been monitoring the Grove and Rufford Foxhounds, in November last year, to ensure compliance with the Hunting Act. It was suspected that the hunt had been hunting live foxes. At least one fox had been seen running from the hunt that day. The defendants exercised their lawful right not to supply their details to police but were then arrested and prosecuted. After two days of prosecution evidence material came to light that showed prosecution witnesses, including police officers, had lied under oath and the case was dismissed. During his summing up the District Judge expressed his displeasure with the Crown Prosecution Service for allowing the case to come to trial and demanded answers from them about why this decision had been made.
Lee Moon, spokesperson for the Hunt Saboteurs association, stated: This ridiculous court case has wasted a huge amount of public funds. This money should have been used by the police and Crown Prosecution Service to enforce the Hunting Act rather than persecuting innocent people. We hope Nottinghamshire Police learn from this verdict and start to focus their resources on the real criminals who continue to illegally chase and kill wildlife.
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