Four Wheels Bad: The Law On Quad Bikes

illegal quad bikes

Whilst we all know what hunts are using quad bikes for – the terrier boxes on the front along with digging equipment being a dead giveaway – there’s no plausible excuse to have terrier men on a so called “trail hunt”, there is still some confusion from the general public who comment on our posts as to the legality of the use of quads. This post answer some of these concerns.

Hunting Office ‘Smokescreen’ Webinars: Three Years On

His Lordship in action last month.

It is three years since the Hunt Saboteurs Association published leaked training webinars from the Hunting Office. These webinars – presented to an audience of over 100 hunt masters – conclusively proved what hunt sabs had been saying for the previous fifteen years: trail hunting is a lie.

HSA Launches Campaign To Strengthen Hunting Ban

HSA General Election Campaign

Nearly 20 years after hunting was supposedly banned, up and down the country hunts continue to chase and kill fox, hare, mink, otter and deer for fun. With a General Election likely within the next 12 months and Labour suggesting that they will strengthen the Hunting Act, the Hunt Saboteurs Association is stepping up our campaign to make sure the hunting of wild animals with hounds is finally banned.

Pytchley Whipper-In Jailed For Attack On Hunt Sab

Mardles Guilty

Chris Mardles, a former whipper-in at the Pytchley with Woodland Hunt in Northamptonshire, has today been sentenced to 18 months in jail. Earlier this year he plead guilty to a Section 20 wounding offence against a Northants Hunt Sab in 2020. Mardles will also spend 12 months on strict licence once his prison sentence is served.


Three-times convicted wildlife criminal Stuart Radbourne wearing a hunt tie to a previous court appearance.

Stuart Radbourne, Huntsman and Master of the now disbarred Avon Vale Hunt, was back in court last month to face more animal cruelty charges dating back to 2020. He pleaded guilty to the charges which were brought under Section 4 (1) of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Hold On…Why Are Hunts Still Holding Up?

Mounted followers of the Oakley Hunt ‘hold up’ a wood - September 2023. Courtesy of Beds & Bucks Hunt Sabs

With the ‘cub hunting’ part of the hunting season coming to an end and opening meets of the main season about to get underway, let’s take a look at what we’ve seen so far this year.

Hare Hunting Season Begins

Beaglers in traditional garb. © Notts Hunt Sabs

This weekend marks the traditional start of the hare hunting season. This activity – known as beagling – is the hunting of hares by packs of beagle hounds. There are also a few packs of basset hounds that hunt hares.

Cruelty And Chaos At The Kimblewick Hunt

The Kimblewick Hunt deliberately hunt a fox through private property.

Self-proclaimed ‘superhunt’ the Kimblewick are currently without either huntsman or hounds.
The HSA has been told that their huntsman, Guy Fitzearle, has been sacked and taken the hounds to the Thurlow Hunt kennels in Suffolk.

No More Scottish ‘holidays’ For English Beagle Packs

“Bloody antis are here…loads of them.”

On Tuesday October 3rd 2023, the new Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Act became law. This replaces the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 and closes the loopholes which have allowed hunts to continue to brutally kill wildlife. It should – finally – see the end of hunting with dogs in Scotland.

Notorious Warwickshire Hunt Brazenly Kill Fox

Hunt rider Ben Field takes the fox's body away in an attempt to hide evidence.

Yesterday, the Warwickshire Hunt deliberately hunted and killed a fox during a ‘cubbing’ meet near Idlicote, Warks. Saboteurs from Three Counties and West Midlands were at the meet doing their best to stop this notorious hunt, but sadly the poor fox was overwhelmed by the hunt’s hounds on the Idlicote House Estate. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE […]

Dorset Hunt Thugs Smash Sabs’ Vehicles In Cowardly Attack

Sab vehicles had their windows broken and tyres slashed. Image ©: North Dorset Hunt Sabs

Thugs from the Dorset-based Blackmore and Sparkford Vale Hunt targeted two saboteurs’ houses in a cowardly evening raid last night (5th October). The thugs smashed up vehicles belonging to the activists, breaking windows and slashing tyres and even attempted to gain entry to the sabs’ houses.


The new Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Act will come into force today, Tuesday October 3rd 2023. The new law will replace the current Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002, ironing out the loopholes left which have allowed hunts to continue to brutally kill wildlife.

Sinful: Sinnington Huntsman Caught Feeding Foxes For Cub Hunt

Sinnington huntsman Tom Crannage dumps dead foxes in the hunt covert.

With the autumn ‘sport’ of cub hunting resuming recently the HSA became aware of a covert in Great Habton, North Yorkshire, known by locals as ‘Bone Wood’ due to the unusually large number of animal corpses scattered around the place.