Hunt saboteurs association Press Release 8th March 2015
At Yesterdays meet of the Old Surrey, Burstow and west Kent Fox Hunt near Cowden, Kent, hunt master Ian Hamson lost consciousness after his horse fell and rolled on top of him. A member of Croydon Hunt saboteurs who is also a trained paramedic provided critical medical treatment to the injured man until other paramedics arrived.
Despite initially stating that “he’d rather die” than receive help from a saboteur, Hamson, a crew manager at Dartford Fire Station, reluctantly accepted treatment when he realised there was a trained paramedic present. The saboteur assessed his injuries then stabilised him until the on-duty paramedics arrived having been called by other members of the sab group.
The saboteurs tried to move their vehicle to the top of a farm track to identify the access point for the arriving ambulance but were repeatedly blocked from doing so by hunt supporters, even after explaining their intentions. Other members of the hunt later apologised for this behaviour and thanked the saboteurs for their actions.
Lee Moon, spokesperson for the Hunt Saboteurs Association, stated: “Well done to the sab who put his differences aside to act so compassionately, even in the face of hostility from the injured huntsman. His actions prove once again that saboteurs are compassionate not only towards animals but humans as well. This is another nail in the coffin of the Countryside Alliance’s campaign to portray us in a negative light and it would be interesting to see what would have happened if the roles had been reversed.”