Hunt Terrier Man Tortures Fox With Pitchfork

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North London Hunt Sabs have filmed Paul O’Shea, terrier man for the East Essex Hunt, trapping and torturing a fox with a pitchfork. The incident took place on Saturday 4th December when O’Shea and an unidentified female visited an artificial earth in Great Monks Wood, just two miles from the East Essex Hunt kennels. Hunts […]

The National Trust Lose Trust in “Trail Hunting”


The Board of the National Trust have ratified the members vote from the recent AGM and banned “trail hunting” on the organisation’s 620,000 acres of land. Members voted by 76,816 to 38,184 in favour of banning trail hunting on National Trust land  at the October AGM.  Harry Bowell, Director of Land and Nature said “The board of trustees […]

Webinar Fall Out Continues – National Trust Permanently Ban Hunting

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The National Trust have permanently banned hunting on their land following their AGM held in Harrogate today. This was the first chance for the trust’s 5.6 million members to vote on hunting since 2017, when the board used discretionary proxy votes to defeat a motion calling for a ban. Accusations of unfairness followed, with members […]

Hunting Community Left Crying Into their Hankies

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Master of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) director Mark Hankinson has been found guilty of encouraging others to break the Hunting Act following a three day trial at Westminster Magistrates Court.   The court case came about after the HSA exposed online webinars run by the Hunting Office in August last year.  The webinars evidence a nationwide conspiracy by hunters […]

Cottesmore Hunt Assault Sabs (again)

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Hunt Saboteurs Association Press Release 19th September 2021  On Saturday the 18th of September a member of Northants Hunt Sabs was attacked by a member of the notorious Cottesmore Hunt. The sab was thrown off a gate by Kelvin Pestell, who has previous for assaulting sabs. They experienced breathing difficulties and were rushed to hospital where […]

Grouse Moors – The Desolate North!


HSA Shooting Officer Drive through some of the countryside in Wales, Scotland and England you could be forgiven for thinking, especially when the heather is in bloom, how beautiful and diverse it is. In reality, the Grouse Moors are not dissimilar to palm oil plantations: a monoculture. The “crop” being grouse. The only animals allowed […]

Hunt Saboteur Left For Dead By Badger Baiters

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A member of Manchester Hunt Saboteurs was nearly killed by badger baiters in the Little Lever area of Bolton last night. The sab was checking on badgers when he disturbed a gang of five thugs digging out a known badger sett. Warning: Graphic Images He was then set upon, viciously beaten, and left for dead. […]

CPS To Bring Charges Against Hunting Webinar Participants

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We’re delighted to hear that the Crown Prosecution Service will be pursuing charges against Mark Hankinson, Director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA), who featured in the leaked Hunting Office webinars that the Hunt Saboteurs Association exposed in November last year. The webinars clearly show a concerted attempt to pervert the course of justice […]

HSA Exclusive – Fox Hunters’ Own Footage Catches them Breaking Lockdown

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Videos and letters sent to the HSA show that on Thursday 18th March the Quorn Hunt travelled over 15 miles from their kennels to the home of Senior Joint Master Joss Hanbury at Burley on the Hill Leicestershire to celebrate his 70th birthday. Sources say that Joss used hounds formerly from the Atherstone hunt to […]

Lamerton Huntsman Found ‘Not Guilty’ Of Illegal Hunting Despite Video Evidence


“Hunted wildlife continue to be let down by the police and the courts, even in the face of clear video evidence”, say anti-bloodsports campaigners following today’s ‘not guilty’ verdict against members of the Lamerton Hunt at Exeter Magistrates Court. The huntsman of the Lamerton Hunt, David Lewis, and his former whipper-in and now-huntsman of the […]


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We have received footage of terrier men Peter Wardley and Christopher Godber from the infamous Barlow hunt blocking an active badger sett during a cubbing meet at Butts Quarry in Ashover on the 27th October 2020. Interfering with an active badger sett is illegal and certainly has no place in a supposed ‘trail hunt’. Sett […]

Forestry England Confirm Hunting Ban to Remain


Weymouth Animal Rights have forwarded us the following email confirming that Forestry England won’t lift their ban on hunting until after Mark Hankinson’s trial and any possible appeal. Dear #### Thank you for your email. Trail hunting is not currently permitted within the nation’s forests managed by Forestry England and our suspension remains in place. […]

The Criminal and Horsham, The UK’s Most Violent Hunt, On Its Knees

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The Crawley and Horsham Hunt, long known as one of the most violent in the UK, have been forced to give up their kennels and beg for shelter with the South Down and Eridge Hunt. They will only be keeping a small number of hounds and will hunt for one day a week. Outrageously the […]

2020 Badger Cull Figures Released


2020’s badger cull killing figures have finally been announced, over a month later than usual. The final kill figure was a truly horrifying 38,642, the highest figure to date as was to be expected with 55 cull zones. The total figure in the 7 years of culling now stands at 140,991. In the ten new […]

Grove and Rufford Soft Underbelly Exposed

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The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that positive news was in short supply this year. Despite all the misery, the Hunt Saboteurs Association has continued to protect our wildlife and inflict damage on the hunters. The biggest anti-hunt story of the year was undoubtedly our exposé of Hunting Office webinars which fatally damaged the ‘smokescreen’ of […]

Kimblewick On National News deliberately chasing and killing a fox

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The Kimblewick, the self-styled super hunt held up by the Countryside Alliance as an example of best practice, have once again made national media for flouting the Hunting Act. The latest footage, filmed earlier in December, shows the Kimblewick hounds chasing a fox through an industrial estate, encouraged on by the huntsman. The footage, filmed […]

158 Hunts Hit by Covid Restrictions

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Update 30th December 2020: Following the latest announcement by the Government that large parts of the country are moving into tier 4 there are now even more hunts confined to kennels. As of midnight tonight 158 hunts across England, Wales and Scotland are unable to go out and terrorise wildlife. Only 79 packs of hounds […]

Owner of H&M bans Hunt from 19,000 acre Estate


Hunt Saboteurs Association News Release 14th December 2020 Stefan Perrson, the Billionaire owner of H&M, has banned hunting on his 19,000 acre English estate with immediate effect following an expose by Reading Hunt Saboteurs. The group filmed the Vine and Craven Hunt illegally hunting foxes on Saturday 5th December and posted on their Facebook page […]

Peterborough City Council Ban Hunting on their Land

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Hunt Saboteurs Association News Release 10th December 2020 Last night, at a full council meeting, Peterborough City Council voted to ban hunting on their land.  The final count was 30 in favour of the resolution, 26 against and 4 abstentions.  The resolution stated: “This Council resolves to do everything within its legal powers to prevent […]