Kimblewick Hunt Terrier Men found Guilty of Animal Cruelty

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Hunt Saboteurs Association News Release 30th October 2019   Mark Vincent and Ian Parkinson have been found guilty of keeping a fox captive and inflicting suffering upon it in breach of the Animal Welfare Act. Both men were employed by the Kimblewick Hunt at the time of the offence on 1st January this year. The trial took […]

Thurlow Hunt Accept Illegal Hunting Charge

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Hunt Saboteurs Association News Release 23rd October 2019   Chris Amatt, ex-huntsman of the Thurlow Hunt, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court this week to appeal his conviction for illegal hunting that he received in March this year. The prosecution used evidence gathered by Beds and Bucks and North Cambs Hunt Sabs.   However it transpired that […]

Another one Bites the Dust!

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Hunt Saboteurs Association News Release 22nd October 2019   We’re delighted to hear that the Tredegar Farmers Fox Hunt in South Wales have disbanded.  They were sabbed on several occasions last season by South Wales Hunt Saboteurs who reported a spectacular lack of support for the hunt, on one occasion only having three riders out.    Their […]

VICTORY! ATHERSTONE HUNT FINISHED!

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Hunt Saboteurs Association News Release 9th October 2019   After six long years of an unrelenting and unstoppable campaign by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs the 200 year old Atherstone Hunt have finally thrown in the towel and folded.     The sabs have faced harassment, extreme provocation and regular violence from those associated with the Atherstone Hunt. They’ve […]

SABS WILL STOP SICK “HUNTING HOLIDAYS” IN SCOTLAND

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The HSA has received a hotline tip-off that a number of English beagle packs are travelling to Scotland at the invitation of a recently-convicted Scottish fox hunt.    The hare-hunting beagle packs have been invited by the notorious Lee Peters, new huntsman of the Jed Forest Hunt. These “hunting holiday” are designed to train the […]

HARE HUNTING: A DYING SPORT

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Word has reached the HSA that three hare-hunting beagle packs are to fold. The Claro Beagles, the Vectis Beagles and the North Warwickshire Beagles are all set to close this season due to lack of support.   This leaves just 55 beagle packs operating in the UK. These hunts use packs of beagles to hunt […]

Polish Pheasant Imports Rise By 2400% In Just Four Years

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  Shocking statistics recently released by DEFRA revealed that 1,241,460 ready-to-hatch pheasant eggs were imported from Poland into the UK between 1st May 2018 and 30th April 2019. 48,170 pheasant eggs were imported from Poland in 2015, making an increase of 2400% in just four years.     In May, we visited a pheasant farm located in the Polish village of […]

Grouse Shoots Shut Down on Glorious 12th

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Hunt Saboteurs Association News release 13th August 2019   Over one hundred hunt saboteurs marked the start of the grouse shooting season, the so called Glorious 12th, by descending on grouse moors in the Peak |district and Lancashire and shutting down shoots, saving hundreds of lives. They started the day at Snailsden Moor in the […]

Free Tickets to Vegfest London Sunday 27th October!! FREE

Out of solidarity with vegan and animal rights activists, Vegfest have kindly offered 100 free tickets to our supporters, to attend this year’s VegfestUK London free of charge on the Sunday Oct 27th 2019.   Each entry ticket allows an additional guest per ticket and includes access to all areas of the event, including the […]

Immigration judge pleads not guilty to sab assault

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Today Mark Davies plead not guilty to two charges of assault on sabs at Chesterfield Magistrates Court. The charges come after an incident which occurred at the 2019 New Years Day meet of the Barlow Hunt, which was attended by Sheffield and West Yorkshire Hunt Sabs.   Davies, ex master of the Barlow and secretary […]