The Hole Truth: The Scandal Of Artificial Earths

Fox cub held captive by the Pytchley Hunt.

As spring arrives and the foxhunting season comes to an end, we might hope for some reprieve for foxes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen. The ‘off’ season is, in fact, one of the busiest times for the hunt as they prepare a new set of victims for the autumn. Fox hunting has never been about the […]

Sins Of The Sinnington Hunt

That's the trouble with the OSB. You just can't move for antis

The HSA would like to thank the Sinnington Hunt For their full and frank admission that they have been illegally hunting and for dropping the Old Surrey, Burstow and West Kent foxhounds so deeply in the mire. Yet again, Hunting Leaks have obtained documentary evidence to support what we have known all along: hunts are […]

Axa Insuring Hunts

As revealed by Hunting Leaks, AXA provide insurance for every hunts legal fees. This policy covers Hunting Act offences and violence towards sabs. The first year of cover actually saw them lose money due to the high number of Hunting Act cases and arrests for assaults and Public Order offences. Without legal insurance all legal […]

Mink Hunting: The Summer Bloodsport

As the days lengthen and Covid restrictions begin to lift, mink hunters are gearing up for a summer of cruelty on the riverbank. This post lifts the lid on this most secretive form of hunting. Origins in Otter Hunting Mink hunting has its roots in the old summer blood sport of otter hunting. This activity […]

Thames Valley Police Do Another Favour For Their Pals At The Kimblewick

Thames Valley Police have said they’re not planning to take any action against the Kimblewick Hunt following the killing of a fox in December 2020. The CCTV footage shows the Kimblewick hounds chasing a fox through an industrial estate that they had no permission to be in, encouraged on by the huntsman Andrew Sallis. Filmed […]

Trails On Trial: Leading Huntsmen Up In Court

It’s just as well that Covid has stopped hunts going out because a lot of their staff had to appear in court this week. Yesterday, Mark Hankinson, Director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association, appeared via video link at Westminster magistrates court to answer a charge of giving advice on how to conceal illegal hunting. […]

Cat Killed By Cornish Fox Hunt

Last Saturday 6th March, hounds from the Western Hunt killed a pet cat on a housing estate in West Cornwall. A brave neighbour filmed a member of hunt staff picking up the dead cat, looking round to see if he was observed, then callously throwing the poor animal over a fence out of sight before […]

More On The Cumberland Foxhounds Amalgamation

Cumberland Foxhounds

The HSA heard some time ago that the Cumberland Foxhounds were amalgamating with the Cumberland Farmers Foxhounds, due to the loss of hunting land, but were waiting for confirmation before we posted the news. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to hear that the hunt has folded, with the Hunting Office advertising for a huntsman […]

FOX HUNTING CRUMBLING IN CUMBERLAND

Another week, another hunt gone. This time the Cumberland Foxhounds have ‘merged’ with their neighbours, the Cumberland Farmers Foxhounds. The so-called Hunting Office have desperately tried to present this as a ‘successful amalgamation’, but the reality is that there were two hunts in the area and now there is one.  Both hunts have a violent […]

What’s In A Name?

Love us or hate us, you can’t argue that the Hunt Saboteurs Association has ever shied away from what we do. We sabotaged hunting when it was legal, and we’ve continued to sabotage hunting since it became illegal in 2005. For sixty-five years the hunter’s organisation – the British Field Sports Society – also did […]