Footage passed to the Hunt Saboteurs Association shows members of the Wiltshire-based Avon Vale Hunt throwing and bolting foxes to their hounds.
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Stuart Radbourne, Huntsman and Master of the now disbarred Avon Vale Hunt, was back in court last month to face more animal cruelty charges dating back to 2020. He pleaded guilty to the charges which were brought under Section 4 (1) of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
With fox hunting Opening Meets taking place in a couple of weeks, hunting’s so-called governing body – the British Hound Sports Association (BHSA) – is laying on several promotional events to try to convince the public about trail hunting.
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.
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.