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.

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They started the day at Snailsden Moor in the Northern Peak district where the shoot were stopped before they'd even started. Bemused shooters looked on as a wave of sabs spread across the moor towards them. The shoot returned to their vehicles and tried to sneak back onto the moor but sabs were monitoring their ever move and they stayed huddled in their shooting lodge. As lunchtime arrived they drifted off, clearly done for the day.

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Another shoot had already been located on Emmott Moor in Lancashire so sabs headed North and arrived just in time to stop their afternoon drive and end their days killing.

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Another shoot in the Western Peak District appeared to not go out at all due to sabs waiting outside their accommodation.


Lee Moon, spokesperson for the Hunt Saboteurs Association stated; “The tide of public opinion is clearly turning against grouse shooting as people become more and more sickened by it's cruelty, environmental destruction and sheer extravagance in this age of austerity. Politicians and talking heads are calling for its ban but until that time hunt saboteurs will remain on the frontline ensuring that shooters must always look over their shoulders, never sure when we'll arrive".


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 350 stalls, talks, cookery demos, panels and live music sessions at the event on the Sunday. One of the new features of this event is the Vegan Climate Change Summit on the Sunday, which focuses on climate change. Other features include the Animal Rights & Activism room, a talks room dedicated to Movement Building, alongside a Wildlife Summit.
Follow the link and don't forget to come and say hello to us on the Hunt Saboteurs Association Stall!


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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 of the Pennine Foxhounds, is an immigration judge. In December 2018 he was professionally disciplined for prejudicial remarks against Iranians. Previously, he made the news after his appearance in a naked calendar, to raise money for the Pennine Hunt, alongside wife and current Barlow joint master Joan Williams, Who is the ex South Yorkshire Police Superintendant.
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Last year, The Barlow made headlines as joint master Chris White was filmed baiting a trap and catching a badger in the Peak District. The Pennine hunt also made the papers in 2005, when their huntsman vowed to break the law in order to continue hunting.
Davies goes to trial on the 12th November.
Lee Moon, spokesperson for the Hunt saboteurs Association, stated: " Clearly Davies is a man with little respect for the law.  We imagine this case won't go anywhere as the judiciary will stick together and protect one of their own but his lack of character is obvious and we're sure the public can draw their own conclusions as to his guilt.