HSA news release 26th February 2011

Cowardly Cotswold Vale hunt thugs up to their old tricks again...

On Saturday 26 February, hunt saboteurs from Bristol, Bath and South Wales attended a meet of the Cotswold Vale Farmers foxhunt at Southwick Farm near Tewkesbury.

At approximately 2.30pm  the Huntsman (Alan Morgan) and Whip (John Hodges) instigated a vicious and sustained attack on sabs, who were on a footpath.

The attack involved hunt supporters including Hodges' son.  With Huntsman and servant attempting to ride peoplrae down, the supporters coralled sabs in a gateway and attacked them. They  body barged a female sab before punching a male sab to the ground where they kicked him in the face and about the upper body. They also stole his video camera.

When a  female sab tried to intervene she was thrown down a wooded bank.  The huntsman, trapped two female sabs against a fence and attempted to steal their video camera, but he failed, so he pushed one of the females to the floor and encouraged his horse to walk over her - luckily she was un-injured as the horse trod carefully over her.

The sabs eventually managed to escape but were followed by the hunt supporters who kicked  and abused them until they made it to the safety of their vehicle.  Undeterred by the attack they continued to monitor the hunt for the rest of the day before taking one of their number, who they suspected of having  broken ribs, to seek medical attention.  The  police are now investigating the attack.

This is just the latest in a long line of attacks by the Cotswold Vale Hunt on hunt saboteurs.  Three years ago they smashed a female sab over the head with an iron bar.  They have also kicked a sab unconscious, broken several peoples ribs and stolen a number of video cameras. 

Lee Moon, spokesperson for the Hunt Saboteurs Association, stated: "Violence is a way of life for  these people.  They abuse animals every day and are happy to do the same to people who stand in their way.  They have been allowed, with the collusion of the police, to get away with these vicious, cowardly attacks for far too long.  These attacks will not deter our members, in fact, they only make us more determined to stop them illegally hunting and killing British wildlife".


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Hunt Saboteurs Association Press Release 27th Feb 2011
Cowardly Cotswold Vale hunt thugs up to their old tricks.


On Saturday 26 February, hunt saboteurs from Bristol, Bath and South Wales
attended a meet of the Cotswold Vale Farmers foxhunt at Southwick Farm
near Tewkesbury.

At approximately 2.30pm  the Huntsman (Alan Morgan) and Whip (John Hodges)
instigated a vicious and sustained attack on sabs, who were on a footpath.
 The attack involved hunt supporters including Hodges' son.  With Alan and
John attempting to ride people down, the supporters coralled sabs in a
gateway and attacked them. They  body barged a female sab before punching
a male sab to the ground where they kicked him in the face and about the
upper body. They also stole his video camera. When a  female sab tried to
intervene she was thrown down a wooded bank.  Alan, the huntsman, trapped
two female sabs against a fence and attempted to steal their video camera,
but he failed, so he pushed one of the females to the floor and encouraged
his horse to walk over her - luckily she was un-injured as the horse trod
carefully over her.
The sabs eventually managed to escape but were followed by the hunt
supporters who kicked  and abused them until they made it to the safety of
their vehicle.  Undeterred by the attack they continued to monitor the
hunt for the rest of the day before taking one of their number, who they
suspected of having  broken ribs, to seek medical attention.  The  police
are now investigating the attack.
This is just the latest in a long line of attacks by the Cotswold Vale
Hunt on hunt saboteurs.  Three years ago they smashed a female sab over
the head with an iron bar.  They have also kicked a sab unconscious,
broken several peoples ribs and stolen a number of video cameras.  Alan
Morgan, the huntsman, is currently being investigated by police after
being caught on film making racist remarks to a hunt saboteur.

Lee Moon, spokesperson for the Hunt Saboteurs Association, stated:
“Violence is a way of life for  these people.  They abuse animals every
day and are happy to do the same to people who stand in their way.  They
have been allowed, with the collusion of the police, to get away with
these vicious, cowardly attacks for far too long.  These attacks will not
deter our members, in fact, they only make us more determined to stop them
illegally hunting and killing British wildlife