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Four Wheels Bad: The Law On 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.

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His Lordship in action last month.

Hunting Office ‘Smokescreen’ Webinars: Three Years On

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.

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HSA General Election Campaign

HSA Launches Campaign To Strengthen Hunting Ban

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.

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Mardles Guilty

Pytchley Whipper-In Jailed For Attack On Hunt Sab

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.

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Beaglers in traditional garb. © Notts Hunt Sabs

Hare Hunting Season Begins

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.

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The Kimblewick Hunt deliberately hunt a fox through private property.

Cruelty And Chaos At The Kimblewick Hunt

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.

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“Bloody antis are here…loads of them.”

No More Scottish ‘holidays’ For English Beagle Packs

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.

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