Horses ‘fly-tipped and left to die’, says RSPCA

Sadly due to our lack of animal welfare laws, loop holes, poor sentencing, lack of police manpower, under this current government animal cruelty cases, illegal hunting & shooting, rural crimes are on the rise.
BBC, 24 April 2018

The horrific moment a fox is caught by a pack of hounds and brutally ripped apart despite the bloodsport being banned in the UK

“The Kent Police Wildlife Officers that came to my house claimed that they couldn’t get involved in fox hunting crimes, because when the 2004 Hunting Act came in to force all of the hunts became limited companies so that they were dealt with under commercial law.’ We can clearly state that this is incorrect and question if Kent Police Wildlife Officers are misinforming the public.

Daily Mail, 24 April 2018

East Kent Hunt Saboteurs Association hit out at Crown Prosecution Service for dropping charges against suspected Bilsington fox hunters

West Street Fox Hunt illegally hunting and killing foxes 23 December 2014, Bilsington, near Ashford
Kent on Line, 24 April 2018

Once again the National Trust come under fire after allowing deer hunting on their land

Animal welfare campaigners are renewing calls on the National Trust to protect wildlife on its land after fresh evidence emerged of a hunt chasing deer on moorland managed by the Trust in Somerset. The hunting was witnessed the day before new National Trust Director General Hilary McGrady stated that ‘I’m really interested in the National Trust doing a huge amount more for nature’.
LACS, 23 April 2018

Man illegally blocks badger set but appeals.

“21 Oct 2015 : Lee Anthony Martin, 45, illegally blocked entrance holes to the badgers’ warren in woodland near Malton, North Yorkshire was arrested and charged with interfering with a badger sett. Martin and his CA legal team appealed the conviction on the grounds there was no evidence that badgers were using the sett on the day dispite their being video evidence of the set being active before the day.

Yorkshire Post, 17 April 2018

Countryside Alliance has declared that it holds personal files on its opponents

The Countryside Alliance has declared that it holds financial, sexual, religious and other personal intelligence on its opponents without their knowledge or consent. It declares that its intelligence gathered for crime prevention purposes is drawn from, among others, “employees, agents, private detective agencies, security organisations, police forces, political organisations, debt collection and tracing agencies, neighbours, friends, religious organisations and associations”.
The Guardian, 7 April 2018

Fitzwilliam Hunt members chase and kill fox

“A retired huntsman George Adams 66 of the Fitzwilliam Hunt has been found guilty of using a pack of dogs to kill a fox on January 1 2016 … also … Falconer John Mease, 45, was found not guilty of causing unnecessary cruelty to a fox after stabbing it with a knife in the eye relating to the hunting of a fox in 2013.

Peterborough Today, 7 April 2018

Warning after dog killed by snare trap in Cumbrian countryside

A warning has been issued to rural dog walkers about deadly traps known as snares being dotted around the countryside – after a Cumbrian man’s pet got caught in one and died.
News and Star, 7 April 2018

Labours Animal Welfare Plan Consultation

Please leave your view on Labours Animal Welfare Plan. What would you also like to see included.
Labour Party , 6 April 2018

Police investigating hunt robbery and assault after sabs where attacked

Hunt Saboteurs were assaulted and equipment stolen at the weekend while monitoring Modbury Harriers’ meet near Holbeton on Saturday 31 March 2018. Police Officers received reports that victims were set upon by six men on quad bikes and also had their radio and camera equipment taken.
Hunt Saboteurs Association, 6 April 2018

What is the Countryside Alliance

Information on the Countryside Alliance, who funds and supports them.
Powerbasee, 5 April 2018

Police claiming insufficient evidence is misleading the way on fox hunting

Dispite the police being provided with clear video evidence of hunts illegal activities, many rural police are now starting to claim insufficient evidence and dropping cases.
Ethical Surry, 4 April 2018

Dog mess warning over aborted calves in Denbighshire

Dog owners are being asked to pick up after their pets amid fears cows are losing unborn calves due to infections from dog mess. The National Farmers Union (NFU) said picking up dog mess was vital to stop the spread of disease. Although failed to mention that hunting hounds are the biggest abusers of this law.
BBC News, 3 April 2018

Snares placed by gamekeepers in a Wildlife Trust

Belvoir Castle Duke of Rutland – Please explain why your Moscar gamekeepers are STILL targeting the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust Wyming Brook SSSI Nature Reserve with indiscriminate traps and snares. This is active badger and mountain hare territory
Moorland Monitors, 29 March 2018

Gamekeeper found guilty of keeping a fox to hunt

“Gamekeeper guilty of welfare offence. A gamekeeper who kept a fox captive in a brick shed – allegedly so it could be hunted – has been found guilty of an animal welfare offence. Nigel Smith has never explained why he kept the fox captive at the Buckminster Estate in the East Midlands.

BBC, 29 March 2018

A day spent with sabs

Journalist Ethan Shone spent the day with North East Hunt Monitors and here an article about his day with them
The Overtake, 28 March 2018

A Welshpool Terrierman

“So here we are in Welshpool !! No fox or dog is safe anywhere near Stephen Roberts. Subjecting his terriers and fox to cruelty

Ban Hunting with Dogs, 28 March 2018

Leicestershire Police’s Statement

Leicestershire Police claim the whole reason a case against a farmer was dropped who assulted monitors, rammed his quad bike into them knocking them into a ditch is because the witnesses failed to fill out statement form correctly.
West Mids Hunt Sabs, 28 March 2018

Countryside Alliance Fake Stories & Lies

This is a typical example of how the Countryside Alliance make up fake stories, lie and exaggerate. Firstly the police comfirmed the bird was killed by a gun. Anti animal cruelty protestors don’t carry guns, only hunters do this. Shocking the lengths the CA are willing to go to, lying to cover themselves (hunters) and try and pass the blame.
North Wales Hunt Sabs, 28 March 2018

Family Dog caught in trap

On Saturday Milo, was caught in an animal trap while out walking. His leg is injured, with tendon and bone damage plus puncture wounds.
Stop the Cull, 28 March 2018

Hunt Trespass and Wildlife Crime proves trail hunting excuse is wearing thin

Hounds belonging to the Vale of The White Horse Hunt were seen trespassing in residents’ gardens and hunt riders damaged an active badger sett, while the hunt were out in a village near Abingdon recently.
LACS, 21 March 2018

Bring the Hare Hunts to Book

There are currently listed about sixty Beagle packs in the UK, including packs associated with the military and public schools and universities. What are these packs doing since the Hunting Act? Despite their claim to be following a trail or hunting rabbits, in the experience of League investigators they are hunting the hare in the same way as they were doing pre-ban.
League Against Cruel Sports, 19 March 2018

Probe launched as hunting dog ‘mauls pet cat to bits’

A family pet was mauled to death by a hunting dog from The Albrighton and Woodland Hunt. Police are investigating whether it is a criminal matter after hound entered private garden and killed family cat.
Shropshire Star, 16 March 2018
BBC News: Staffordshire cat ‘mauled to death’ by hunting hound, 15 March 2018
INews: Hunting hound runs into family garden and kills their cat, 15 March 2018

Fox torn apart by hunt hounds in the middle of Kerry housing estate

“RESIDENTS OF A small housing estate in Co Kerry have complained to the county dog warden after a pack of hounds killed a fox outside their homes.
The incident happened in the Boulia area, near Killarney

The, 16 March 2018

Conflict of Interest

Excellent written article by The Accidental Activist on conflict of interest
The Accidental Activist, 15 March 2018

Huntsman gets off being prosecuted

Shocking state of our legal system. Mr Evo Shirley, Master of Fox Hounds and Huntsman for the Portman Hunt who admitted chasing a fox, video evidence of hounds chasing the fox, video evidence and admission of him failing to even try and call hounds off, walks away from being prosecuted as judge says theres not enough evidence. This case highlights the appalling state our legal system is in with hunts being let off for illegal hunting crimes.
Hounds Off, 14 March 2018

Evo Shirley, Master Huntsman for the Portman Hunt

In March 2017, two hunt monitors filmed huntsman Mr Shirley illegally hunting a fox with hounds in the Kingston Lacy (National Trust) area in Dorset.. The evidence was passed to the Dorset Police, the Crown Prosecution Service agreed there was enough evidence to prosecute and in February this year Shirley was up in court.
Dorset Eye, 14 March 2018

Surrey Union whipper in ( Rob Mardles ) arrested for spitting at.

A dramatic and violent day at the Surrey Union Foxhunt on Tuesday 13-3-18 ended with the red-coated whipper-in Rob Mardles being arrested for assaulting a female hunt saboteur in her fifties and spitting on her in a vile and disgusting attack which happened near Shackleford,Surrey
North Downs Hunt Sabs, 13 March 2018

Cat Mauled by hunt hounds

Our lovely cat Rosie was mauled to death this morning by a hound from Albrighton and Woodland Hunt. The horse boxes were parked up at the Junction Inn when one of the hounds ran into our garden and killed Rosie. She didn’t stand a chance. We have had her since she was a kitten 15 years ago and didn’t expect her to die in such a horrible way.
Facebook member, 13 March 2018

Rotting Dead Sheep Found

Rotting dead sheep and lambs found left in field by farmer. This once again highlights the lack of bio-security by farmers and why and how TB is spread
Kent on Line, 9 March 2018

Excess rider weight can cause lameness

“Riders who are too heavy for their horses can cause temporary lameness, a landmark study has shown.
Results from a pilot research project into the effects of rider weight, announced today (8 March) at the National Equine Forum, show that a high rider to horse weight ratio can cause lameness and discomfort.”
Horse and Hound, 8 March 2018

Anger growing against fox hunting’ after reports of illegal hunt

“PUBLIC outrage directed at illegal fox hunting is on the rise. Several residents of Kirtlington, near Bicester, contacted Thames Valley Police in January to report that a hunt was taking place in the village.

Bicester Advertiser, 8 March 2018

Trophy Hunters Haul

A trophy hunter posts photos of his cruel haul on facebook
Antis unite against hunting, 6 March 2018

Thousands of health hounds are killed if deemed unsuitable

Thousands of healthy foxhounds – including pups – are clubbed to death or shot if they’re ‘unsuitable’, over 8yo, not got the killer instinct, not fast enough etc.
Mirror, 1 March 2018

Police probe claim of illegal hunting by Quantock Staghounds

“Police are investigating allegations of illegal deer hunting in south-west England, following claims that a traditional hunt has been chasing stags with packs of hounds.
Investigators from the League Against Cruel Sports have passed a file to police with evidence they say shows that the Quantock Staghounds have broken the law.

The Guardian, 1 March 2018

FOX hunts have been accused of endangering pregnant ewes

“Undercover footage shows a number of Scottish hunts riding with packs of hounds through the countryside, scattering flocks in terror.
Sheep worrying is an offence in Scotland but the law allows an exemption for fox hunts’ hounds to be at large, if they are hunting legally.
The League Against Cruel Sports secretly recorded 20 incidents of hunts in fields with sheep, dating back to 2015, and is calling for the law to be reviewed.

Sunday Post, 25 February 2018

Cheshire Forest Huntsman telling police to F**k Off

Cheshire Forest Huntsman Andrew German threw an object at the officer and told him to “F@*K OFF!” before riding off up the A50 and into Bowden Hall
North Wales Hunt Sabs, 24 February 2018

Found on the Mynd shooting estate

A graveyard of abuse and waste. Dispatched shooting animals dumped in mass grave. A ‘stink pit’ (deep hole) filled with foxes, badgers, polecats, rats, deer, pheasants and squirrels with their tails removed to attract animals into snares.
Derby Hunt Sabs, 22 February 2018

Councillor Opens up about trail hunting lies

Councillor tells truth about hunts who have a vested interest in deceit and peddling the myth of ‘trail’ hunting.
Devon Live, 21 February 2018

why im taking on the trust

When invited to a protest against fox hunting in December 2016, I had no idea how it would change my life, probably forever. Once I found out that so-called ‘trail’ hunts were invented after the ban to find a way for hunts to continue, I went out to see trail hunting for myself. The truth was horrific.
LACS, 21 February 2018

Met office covered up police moles role in mink fur farm raid

Scotland Yard has formally apologised for failing to reveal that an undercover officer was involved in the release of thousands of mink from a fur farm in the 1990s. The police mole, who used the cover name Christine Green, posed as an animal rights campaigner and took part in the raid on Crow Hill Farm (pictured) in Ringwood, Hampshire on August 8, 1998
Daily Mail, 20 February 2018

Hounds with Tape Worm

Interesting bit of research
National Dis-Trust, 19 February 2018

Police strangle member of public

Shocking photo of Police thuggery
Public Witness , 18 February 2018

National Trust Fox Hunting Reform Pressure Group

A member of the public came across the Warwickshire Hunt yesterday and witnessed them hunting a fox. They filmed and took photos of the hunt and sent them to us. Thanks to the exposure they have received from us this season more and more local people are standing up to the the Warwickshire Hunt.
National Trust Fox Hunting Reform Pressure Group, 17 February 2018

Suspected interference of badger set at Pilleth near Knighton

DYFED-POWYS Police area appealing for information following allegations of interference with a badger sett which took place in October, 2017, near Knighton . Images of a group of people with vehicles and quad bikes looking suspicious in the area, have emerged from October 14 when it is believed the offences could have taken place.
Country Times, 16 February 2018

UK ‘moving backwards’ with animal welfare as non-stun figures double

According to official figures, sheep slaughtered without being stunned first has doubled in the past six years to more than three million. The growing demand for sheep meat and “an enhanced religious observance” are reasons for the increase, according to government ministers. It’s more than 20 years since the veterinary and farming communities of UK acknowledged that slaughtering our farm animals is inhumane if they are not pre-stunned (ie rendered unconscious) first. This is based on sound research that was conducted by people who deeply understand the livestock that live alongside them and the processes in abattoirs. As there is no requirement to label meat as “non pre-stunned” I might actually be buying it at Tesco or Sainsbury and thereby supporting the growth of this barbaric practice. It’s primeval, downright cruel and no ‘religion’ cannot be a justification for it – certainly not in 21st century Britain. Apart from which, the quran does not mandate the animal being conscious before the throat is cut.
Farming UK, 15 February 2018

Good News for animals with Labours Animal Welfare Plan

Labour is the party of animal welfare. From bringing forward the landmark Hunting Act to protecting the treatment of domestic animals under the Animal Welfare Act, Labour has always placed the welfare of animals high on the policy agenda.
Labour Party , 14 February 2018

Good News for Farm Animals with Labours Animal Welfare Plan

Political changes are underway that could lead to a seismic shift in the outlook for farm animals in the UK.
Labour Party , 14 February 2018

Calls to ban snares after fox left to rot on farm in Stoke St Michael

POLICE have admitted failings after the rotting body of a fox was left in a snare. The National Anti-Snaring Campaign made a complaint after the dead animal was left on a fence line adjoining a footpath on a Somerset farm.
Sommerset Country Gazette, 12 February 2018

Fox-hunting regulation

The issue of how fox-hunting is policed is under scrutiny, amid concerns about the number of foxes being killed illegally.
BBC 4 , 12 February 2018

SHOCKING EVIDENCE of Monitors being attacked by Fitzwilliam Hunt Supporters.

This is video footage of the unprovoked, premeditated attack by supporters of the Fitzwilliam hunt on Saturday 10th February 2018. Terrifying footage of lawless hunts thugs attacking the public. The video starts off with hunt thugs trying to ram a vehicle off the road, eventually entrapping and surrounding the vehicle. Numerous hunt thugs then get out of vehicles and start attacking car with metal tools. The windscreen, side, and rear windows were all smashed, occupants received injuries from the shattering glass and hundreds of pounds worth of damage was caused to our vehicle. HAVE POLICE COMPLETELY LOST CONTROL OVER LAWLESS HUNTING THUGS ?.
North Cambs Sabs , 10 February 2018

A stag that survived on Boxing Day after saboteurs stopped hunters from killing it

The king’s beloved pastime now faces an unprecedented challenge after hunt saboteurs succeeded for the first time in generating a nationwide debate over the practice. Last week 19 MPs, including five from President Macron’s ruling centrist alliance, signed a private members’ bill to ban hunting with hounds.
The Times, 10 February 2018

Four dogs killed and one car damaged after hunt spills onto busy motorway

Four dogs were killed and one car was damaged after hounds from a hunting group ran riot on the busy M3 on Monday afternoon.
Dash-cam footage shows that cars were forced to pull into the side of the road to avoid hitting the dogs as they ran onto the M3, between Navan and Skryne in Co Meath.
The Independent, 9 February 2018

A review has been ordered into the way Cheshire Police upholds hunting laws, amidst reports of foxes being illegally killed in the county.

Announcing the review, Cheshire’s police commissioner David Keane said he had received a “huge increase” in correspondence about the issue. In January, Chester MP Chris Matheson said since Christmas, “at least four foxes” were “killed by trail hunts”. Cheshire Police said it took all “rural and wildlife crime seriously”. A spokeswoman said the force understood that “strong views held by different groups mean there are frustrations with a perceived lack of police action”.
BBC, 9 February 2018

Fresh allegations of fox hunting in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police say a member of the public has reported an allegation that fox hunting took place in Glentworth, west of Market Rasen, on Wednesday afternoon (February 7).
Market Rasen Mail, 9 February 2018


Wednesday 7th February 2018, Police are investigating yet another savage killing by the Hunt as a small fox was dangerously chased down into a residential area and torn to pieces by a pack of hounds in full view of horrified residents.
Public Witness , 9 February 2018

Moniaive residents express concerns about a fox hunt “through the village”

One local said it was “an appalling event” with another saying hunt members were “trying to dig out a fox”
Daily Record, 9 February 2018

Shocking reality of wildlife crime in Britain today

Terrible sight the team have seen today.
This poor badger has been shot and then left on this barbed wire in Penley, Wrexham.
The amount of cruelty we see is truly shocking.
We have taken the poor animal away and are hopeful of obtaining ballistic evidence via a post mortem.
, 8 February 2018


Step by step photo sequence of a fox kill
Cheshire Monitors, 8 February 2018

Police investigate reports of illegal fox hunt north of Lincoln

Villagers in Glentworth, off the B1938 near Caenby Corner, have said a hunting group were seen pursuing a fox through the village, claiming the fox and a deer were savagely killed by dogs.
The Lincolnite, 8 February 2018


We’re not normally able to sab mid-week, but yesterday we made an exception for the Torrington Farmers & Eggesford joint meet at Beaford House, a B&B just outside Beaford. We wonder what their guests would think if they knew they were hosting a foxhunt that went on to kill at least one fox that day!
Devon County Hunt Saboteurs , 8 February 2018

A Tribute to Mike Hill

At 4.00 pm Saturday 9th February, 1991 Mike Hill became the first hunt saboteur to be killed whilst trying to protect wildlife. Mike was only 18 and for two years lived and breathed animal rights, not just dogs and cats but every living creature.
NWHSA, 7 February 2018

Animal farmer Alison Waugh lied about receiving death threats from vegans

The trainee farmer who told the BBC that she had received death threats from vegans because of her work, now admits that she hasn’t received any death threats.
Alison Waugh, 20, featured in a BBC News video and article on January 29th headlined “Vegans call me murderer and rapist”. Ms Waugh appears in the video (embedded here) stating at the very beginning of the piece that “you do get death threats” with the accompanying article confirming that she “has received death threats due to her work”.
The Vegan Punk, 7 February 2018

Foxes held captive at hunt kennels

“Foxes reared and held captive at hunt kennels …. This is one of the foxes held captive at the animal torture centre run at the Dwyryn Hunt kennels in north Wales. In just-released footage the terrified animal bites desperately at the cage in a pitiful bid to escape. We don’t know whether the poor fox was held for baiting by dogs or for pursuit by the hunt hounds; either way, it would have been torn to pieces had not the RSPCA intervened.
In the last couple of years caged or confined foxes have also been discovered at the South Herefordshire, the Belvoir and the Middleton hunts. When are the police going to realise that these people are up to their necks in wildlife crime of all kinds?

Berkshire Hunt Sabs, 7 February 2018

More shot pheasants dumped in West Yorkshire

Photos of shot dumped pheasants and red-legged partridge, found by a dog walker in Micklefield, West Yorkshire at the weekend.
Raptor Persecution, 6 February 2018

South Herefordshire Hunt Kennels. 5 hunt members were arrested

20 months and we are still waiting! Yes over 20 months ago we filmed these atrocities at the kennels of the South Herefordshire Hunt. 5 hunt members were arrested but despite clear and unequivocal evidence…….there are no charges. Why are the police and the establishment protecting these people? Who’s interests are they serving? Why did the police act to protect hunt personnel DURING our investigation by telling one of their number that he was being watched by us!
Why, since the 5 arrests have West Mercia Police harangued our team members by searching their house. Why is one of their own officers in the case on long term sick leave and taking legal action against West Mercia Police.
Hunt Investigation Team, 5 February 2018

Huntsman David Thomas and terrierman Jordan Houlston jailed

A farmer who had been a master of foxhounds has been jailed after he and a hunt terrier man were found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to a badger and other animal welfare offences.
It followed an RSPCA probe into badger baiting and animal fighting at a Snowdonia farm.
David Thomas, 51, who was described as joint owner of Cwm Bowydd Farm, Blaenau Ffestiniog , was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to a badger by causing it to fight with dogs.
He was also found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to two foxes by keeping them caged close to dogs, causing the foxes to be terrified, and other animal welfare allegations.
A probation officer said Thomas, who was jailed for 22 weeks, had been a Dwyryd huntmaster for 32 years and a master of foxhounds.
David Thomas, Jordan Houlston, Marc Wyn Morris and a 17-year-old were all sentenced at Llandudno today
Daily Post, 5 February 2018

David Thomas, The master of the Dwyryd Hunt in North Wales has been convicted of badger bating

Video surveillance footage showing “a badger was deliberately attacked by a pack of dogs” filmed by the RSPCA on 5 February 2017 was presented at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court. Images of fake setts – used to hold a badger for baiting purposes – and animal skulls were also shown to the court.
Chief inspector Ian Briggs, from the RSPCA’s special operations unit, said: “This was a major and landmark investigation, in which the RSPCA caught a number of individuals red-handed in the act of using their dogs to barbarically fight with a badger. Footage of this nature is extremely rare, but lays bare the sickening nature of this cruel and gruesome activity.
The Ecologist, 5 February 2018

Belvoir Hunt members accused of entering Melton Mowbray Country Park and ‘killing fox’

A group of hunters have been accused of entering a country park and killing a fox.
The alleged incident happened in Melton Mowbray Country Park and Leicestershire Police were called just after 1pm on Saturday, February 3.
Officers attended the scene due to an “allegation by a member of the public that a fox had been killed illegally”.
Leicester Mercury, 5 February 2018

Dwyryd Huntsmaster and terrierman sentenced.

BREAKING NEWS!! Dwyryd huntmaster David Thomas and terrier man Jordan Houlsten were both today sentenced to 5 months in prison and banned from keeping dogs for 8 years. A third man who pleaded guilty on the day received a suspected sentence and 8 year ban on keeping dogs. A 17 year old also received a 10 months suspended sentence and a 4 year ban from keeping dogs. More to follow.
, 5 February 2018

Female fox hunter charged over ban breach after Sunday Mail probe

Claire Bellamy, 42, has been charged after investigators from the Sunday Mail and the League Against Cruel Sports covertly filmed the activities of the hunt near Galashiels.
Members of the Lauderdale Hunt who where alleged to be taking part in an illegal fox hunt.
Daily Record, 4 February 2018

My brave sister Sam, stood up to the Mendip Farmers hunt who were blatantly hunting a poor fox

Mendip Farmers hunt who were blatantly hunting a poor fox which was chased across my mum’s garden in East Harptree by hounds. Sam took photos and challenged these sick people and was met with abuse from the hunt. Police informed Sam that she could get into trouble for sharing the photos along with the post on facebook if it incited anger or violence.
Public Witness , 3 February 2018

Anger over vet who is also hunt director.

Animal rights supporters have criticised a Runcorn vet for being the director of a leading Cheshire hunt. Elizabeth Gorse (Vet) denied there was any conflict between the roles after hunting opponents pointed out that Companies House documents showed she holds directorships for Cheshire Forest Hunt and also Rose Cottage Veterinary Centre on Chester Road, Sutton Weaver. Animal rights pointed out, vets are suppose to save animals, not hunt them and brings the whole vets code of practice into disrepute.
Liverpool Echo, 1 February 2018

Stop Hunt Violence

Are hunts and their supporters out of control with police failing to control their abuse and attacks
Hunt Violence, 1 February 2018

Images show masked men in country lane stand off as hunt sabs claim supporters ‘were called in’ from next county

Hunt saboteurs have posted a video on social media of masked men yelling at them in a country lane stand off – this is a still from the footage
Somerset Live, 31 January 2018

Master of fox hunt has been exposed badger baiting

David Thomas, 51, forced the terrified creature to fight with dogs at his farm as other men watched.
The Mirror, 28 January 2018

Angry Huntsman lashes out with crop

The owner of Leeds East Airport, Chris Makin decided to attack us as soon as we arrived at the meet. He hit one sab with his riding whip and then proceeded to ride at a number of other sabs. Police were called and within the hour he was seen heading for home in a horsebox.
Liverpool Hunt Sabs, 28 January 2018

Bolebroke beagles caught hare hunting 27-01-18

The hunt had no control over their beagles as they split into two and headed off to woodland where they went into cry. Sabs surrounded the area calling them off and again when the hunt couldn’t regain control, a deer was seen being chased and the beagles ran amok
South London Hunt Sabs, 27 January 2018

Deer mauled in “horrendous” trail hunt in St Albans field

Christine Pedder said a deer had been mauled by at least 25 dogs near Coopers Green Lane around midday on January 23, caught up as collateral damage in the baiting sport. Christine said there were 20 riders struggling to control all the dogs and blocking traffic: “We are very traumatised because these hunt people are aggressive and arrogant.
The Herts Advertiser, 25 January 2018

Shaun Stacey, a self appointed hunt steward was convicted of assault

Today Shaun Stacey, a self appointed hunt steward was convicted of assault at Luton Magistrates Court for headbutting a young sab during a cubbing meet of the Oakley Hunt last September. Mr Stacey didn’t feel it was necessary to attend court on the day so the trial was held in his absence and he was found guilty. A warrant has been issued by the court for his arrest. He will be sentenced at a later date when he stands before the court.
Beds & Bucks Sabs, 17 January 2018

Hunt protester critically injured in premeditated attack by hunt

The protester was punched to the ground and ridden over by hunt rider
The Mail Online, 15 January 2018
Hunt Saboteurs Association, 13 January 2018

Horse becomes trapped after hunt carelessly rides through bog

Irresponsible hunt ride horse into bog
Guildford Hunt Sabs, 13 January 2018

Out of control hunt hounds cause havock in cat sanctuary

60 cats missing
The Independent, 11 January 2018

Hunting hounds pose a significant risk

Hunting hounds pose a significant risk of passing infectious diseases to humans, particularly children, and there is ‘overwhelming’ evidence that hunting hounds pose a huge risk to the health of farm animals – and thus the livelihood of farmers – according to the most comprehensive study ever written on the spreading of disease by hunting hounds.
LACS, 7 January 2018

Child jumped pony over wall onto road following hunt

At around 3pm a small group of riders decided to move out onto Hoofield Lane from a farm track beside Hoofield Hall. After abruptly stopping the traffic, rather than opening the gate onto the road, the first rider instead jumped the gate, with his 13 year old son following behind. However, his horse failed to clear the gate, it clipping the top of it and causing both it and rider to be flipped upside down, the horse landing on top of the child on the rocky ground beyond the gate.
Cheshire Monitors, 6 January 2018

Terrier Work

Some facts about terrier work
LACS, 1 January 2018

Cub Hunting

some facts on cub hunting
LACS, 1 January 2018

Veterinary professionals oppose any return to hunting mammals with hounds

As veterinary professionals committed to upholding the highest possible standards of animal welfare, we are opposed to any dilution or repeal of the Hunting Act. The Burns report from 2000 concluded that hunting with dogs has serious welfare implications for quarry animals such as foxes, deer, hares and mink.
Conservatives Against Fox Hunting, 1 January 2018
West Mids Hunt Sabs, 13 January 2017

Jane Miller Attacks hunt protester with crop and charges horse into protesters; will not face charges

Despite four cameras capturing the incident from different angles, police claim insufficient evidence. A formal complaint has been lodged and a GoFundMe  campaign has started for a private prosecution. See full video of attack here.
The Mail Online, 24 November 2017
The Times, 24 November 2017
The Sun, 25 November 2017
The Mail Online, 7 January 2017
The Epoch Times, 7 January 2017
Eastbourne Herald, 8 January 2017
Go Fund Me page to justice for protester, 8 January 2017

Anti-fox-hunting protester seriously injured when she was struck by ‘reckless’ rider as she tried to monitor hunt

Peter Doggrell, of the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale Hunt, who was leading a hunt for children on the day of the incident, has been charged with causing GBH
The Sun, 20 November 2017

Hunt hounds attack pet dog and owners on Cornwall beach

Owner bitten several times trying to rescue his dog
Cornwall Live, 22 August 2017

A man who threatened to ‘put a bullet’ in an anti-hunting campaigner has been jailed

A man has been jailed after threatening to put a “bullet” in an anti-hunt campaigner.
WalesOnline, 27 July 2017

Man walking dog attacked by out of control hunt hounds

Hunt master says it’s man’s word against his. Police refuse to investigate.
The Canary, 15 July 2017

Foxhounds and bovine TB in news

The publication of research into foxhounds and bovine TB is being hidden behind a cover up, with an outbreak in one hunt’s pack kept secret for three months before the news leaked out, writes Lesley Docksey. Dr Iain McGill, who as a MAAF scientist had experience of government blocking the publication of research into foxhounds and BSE, is now hitting the same stone wall of cover-up over hounds and bTB. Defra initially told Dr McGill that the hounds had canine TB, but then admitted that it was in fact bovine TB.
Ecologist, 23 June 2017

Bovine tuberculosis spread by packs of fox hounds

Campaigners have called for an investigation into whether fox hounds spread tuberculosis after outbreaks doubled on farms near an infected pack of dogs. Farmers blame badgers for spreading bovine…
The Times, 13 June 2017

How two birdwatchers helped bring illegal fox hunters to court

Fox hunters found guilty of illegal hunting after they were filmed by two birdwatchers
The Mirror, 15 March 2017

Bovine TB found in foxhounds – and nothing to do with badgers

The news that the Kimblewick Hunt’s hounds are infested with bovine TB has come as a shock to farmers and hunters, writes Lesley Docksey. But it’s no surprise to campaigners against the badger cull, who have long complained about poor farm hygiene and the feeding by hunts of disease-ridden ‘fallen cattle’ carcasses to foxhounds – never mind that the cattle are likely bTB carriers!
Ecologist, 9 March 2017

Outbreak of bovine TB discovered in Kimblewick fox hunt kennels

Bovine TB, the disease ravaging herds of cattle across England and Wales, has been discovered in a pack of hounds used for fox hunting – prompting urgent calls for hunting to be suspended indefinitely. Animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports are calling for all hunting to be stopped immediately to ensure that the thousands of hounds used in the ‘sport’ cannot spread the disease.
League Against Cruel Sports, 7 March 2017

Hunting Prosecutions

As of March 2017, there have been over 430 successful prosecutions under the hunting act., 1 March 2017

Warwichshire Hunt invade home are garden

Mother terrified as hounds enter home where baby was
The Mail Online, 13 January 2017

IFAW Uncovering the Trail of Lies

As one of the leading anti-hunting organisation in the UK, IFAW decided to investigate this issue in depth. Our data and evidence suggests that trail hunting in general is nothing more than a post-hunting ban creation to provide a false alibi against accusations of illegal hunting.
IFAW, 1 January 2017

Why are Terrier men in trail hunting?

The fox urine artificial scents that hunts say their trail layers lay during trail hunting do not suddenly go into a badger sett or disappear into a hole in the ground, so the services of a terrier men and his terriers to bolt it back to the surface are not required. Why do we still see terrier men in trail hunts then?
IFAW, 1 January 2017

Shocking moment a fox is illegally ripped apart and police refuse to take action.

Warwichshire Police have said “no action” will be taken against Atherstone Hunt following the incident last year – even though the hunt itself ADMITTED the fox was ripped apart by hounds – despite video footage showing the gruesome kill.
The Sun, 9 August 2016

Foxes illegally bred to hunt

Undercover footage from independent investigators shows the Pytchley Hunt rearing and hunting foxes in direct contravention of the Hunting Act.
Hunt Saboteurs Association, 30 June 2016

Vegan Life Article

This article was published by the Vegan Life magazine in autumn 2016. It is an exclusive report, giving insight from a HIT investigator involved in the operation.
The Hunt Investigation Team (HIT) was launched formally in June 2016 following our investigation into the criminal activities of the South Herefordshire Hunt (SHH). We filmed hunt staff bringing wild foxes to the hunt kennels and hunt personnel taking live fox cubs into the hound block to be killed, we believe by being thrown live to the baying hounds in a medieval training ritual to prepare the hounds for the coming season.
Hunt Investigation Team, 1 June 2016

Ewes abort lambs after hounds run through sheep field

Once again hunt hounds running riot through countryside with no control causing terrified ewes to abort their lambs.
Ban hunting with Dogs, 9 February 2016

Something doesn’t smell right in trail hunting

Quote : Master of Fox Hounds Assoc – Scent : “A trail is laid using a fox based scent – usually founded on fox urine. This is important because the aim is to keep the hounds focused on the scent of their historical quarry during the time of this ban.” But big question : Where do hunts get this myth scent from ? … It is not made in UK … and it’s illegal to import it.
IFAW, 7 January 2016

Real cost of killing a badger £7580

The Mirror can reveal the true cost of killing each badger last year in the government’s controversial cull was more than £7,500. Last year’s cull saw 588 badgers killed at a total cost of £4,459,000 – a staggering £7,583 per animal. The cull began in 2013 and has cost a total of £16.7m so far – including a one-off £2.5m cost for delaying the planned start in 2012. Vacations are better way forward than putting bullets into badgers.
Mirror, 2 September 2015

Former fox hunter exposes full scale of cruelty

Clifford Pellow, who hunted professionally for 23 years and, in later years, turned anti-hunt exposes truth.
The Mirror, 12 July 2015

Otis Ferry fails to pay thousands promised after civil assault of two women… even after bailiffs allegedly visit house

The deadline for the payment was more than a year ago, but neither the victims or their solicitors, Howe & Co, have received any money
The Independent, 12 April 2015

Elderly family cat savaged by pack of up to 27 hunting hounds

Huntsman dismisses it as cat’s fault
The Mail Online, 15 December 2011

Huntsman beat fox to its death

A MAN who flushed a fox from its den and beat it to death with a stick has today been found guilty of illegal hunting with a dog. Witnesses told Penrith Magistrates Court that Alistair Robinson, 48, of Bampton Grange, near Shap, held the fox by its tail and struck it eight times. Robinson had denied using dogs to hunt a fox but the case was proved by Judge Gerald Chalk. He was fined £250, ordered to pay £900 costs and a £15 surcharge.
The West Morland Gazette, 21 July 2010

Huntsman vows to defy fox ban

HUNTSMAN John Weller says he is willing to break the law to carry on fox hunting. He said: “I am quite prepared to go to prison for this and most of my colleagues think the same. The ban is complete and utter rubbish. It’s just prejudice against people and has nothing to do with animal welfare. People will not take any notice and we as a hunt intend to carry on.”
Manchester Evening News, 8 May 2005

6 men found allegedly digging badger setts

on 27-02-02 Dolgellau magistrates heard about six men who were found allegedly digging badger setts in a wood and accompanied by a dozen dogs
NWHSA, 27 February 2002

Hunters breeding foxes to provide for the kill

Concrete chambers used as ‘artificial earths’ to ensure supply of foxes for hunts to kill.
The Guardian, 17 February 2002

Government gives Welsh hunts cash to kill foxes

DOZENS of hunts are being paid thousands of pounds by the Government to kill foxes despite its intention to outlaw hunting with hounds
The Telegraph, 20 August 2000

This fox was reared by a hunt for killing pleasure

THESE ARE the frightened eyes of a three-month-old fox cub staring through the bars of a tiny cage where it could barely stand up on the floor of sliding mud. The cub was to be raised, fed, watered, cared for even, before being released in front of a pack of baying hounds and torn to pieces.
Independent, 25 June 1998

Hunt shooting their hound

We are told that it’s common practice for foxhounds belonging to registered Hunts to be killed off after a working life of six or seven years. Indeed, the Countryside Alliance estimated that 3000 foxhounds are destroyed in this way every year (1). That’s a lot of dead dogs but we suggest this figure is a gross underestimate of the true numbers of hounds which are bred by Hunts but become surplus to requirements.
Hounds Off, 30 October 1996

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