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.
On 18 March 2023, sabs from both Cirencester Illegal Hunt Watch and Three Counties Hunt Sabs were out sabotaging the Cotswold Hunt in Miserden, Gloucestershire when the horrendous discovery of a vixen fox tied up in a bag, buried, and concealed in an artificial earth was made.
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.
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.
The campaign to close the Cottesmore Hunt has now reached five seasons. That is five seasons of sabbing them on every Saturday and a hefty number of their midweek meets.
The chairman of the British Hound Sports Association (BHSA) William Waldorf Astor III (that’s Viscount Astor to you) has written a piece for Horse and Hound on ‘trail hunting’. The HSA takes a look at some of his claims.
Distressing footage passed to the HSA by members of the public shows the Albrighton & Woodland Hunts out-of-control hounds rioting on, and killing, a muntjac deer yesterday during a cubbing meet near Seisdon, Staffordshire.
Great news – the Llandeilo Farmers Hunt has folded! The hunt, based in Carmarthenshire, made the announcement in late August, citing ‘financial pressures’ and changes in ‘land use’ – i.e. landowners are finally turning their backs on this bloodsport.
Hunt sabs in the South East are today celebrating the demise of yet another fox hunt. Days after confirmation that Kent’s last two fox hunts had merged into one, the same has now been confirmed for Sussex’s last two packs.