From the 18th February 2005, hunting a wild mammal in England and Wales should have effectively been banned as the UK Parliament passed a new law onto the statute books. The hunts said all along that they would either ignore it, blatantly break it or find ways around it to allow them to continue hunting as normal.

The invention of trail hunting was the hunts answer to the Hunting Act. It gave them the necessary alibi and muddied the waters enough to make prosecution extremely hard. No other law has a burden of proof set so high so even when the police and CPS are willing to investigate and prosecute, there is no such thing as an open and shut case as the Countryside Alliance and hunting governance will throw large amounts of money at their defence.

However in light of the #smokescreen revelations with the release of the notorious webinars and a crucial prosecution regarding the so called Falconry exemption, things are slowly changing but that doesn’t mean that traditional hunt sabotage tactics should be ignored.
Hunts are still out in the fields, often several times a week hunting and killing wildlife. The priority of the hunt saboteurs has, and always will be, the welfare of the quarry. The gaining of evidence for any potential prosecution will never take precedence over the life of the hunted animal, we are hunt saboteurs and direct action is what we do.

The Traditional Art of Hunt Sabotage

This book is a complete guide to everything you need to know. It is the first publicly produced manual of hunt sabbing tactics, amalgamating over 60 years of tactics and experience in the now’ traditional art’ of hunt sabotage. Covering all blood sports from hunting to hound, shooting, fishing, and trapping. If you are even slightly interested in how the fight against blood sports of all types is structured then this is the book for you. Written by those who have been in the ‘killing fields’, actively stopping hunting for decades. The book can be purchased on Amazon here. HSA affiliated groups can obtain a PDF copy by emailing our Tactics Officer here.

Tactics talks can also be arranged for affiliated groups or those wishing to become affiliated, by emailing the Tactics Officer.

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Now available on Amazon