Today (28th July) is the first day of SAB FEST 2012, the Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA) weekend event in Northampton, 28th-29th July. SAB FEST will include vegan food, bands, workshops and the HSA AGM.
‘… Hunt Saboteurs save thousands of animals every year, despite the efforts of huntsmen, terriermen, police and the courts to stop us. We act because we cannot stand by and allow the torture and killing of animals while politicians and media fudge the issues … Our actions mean the difference between life and death for hunted animals.
Over the past 35 years, hundreds of Hunt Saboteurs have been attacked at hunts, two killed by huntsmen and a huge number arrested by police in a futile attempt to stop what are proven tactics that save the lives of hunted animals.
Whilst the pro-hunt lobby and most of the mainstream media perpetuate the myth of ‘saboteur gangs’ armed with ‘staves and balaclavas’, the reality is, as the police would begrudgingly admit, rather different: arrests have almost invariably been for ‘Breach of the Peace’ or, more recently, ‘Aggravated Trespass’ – not violence, just the heinous crime of blowing a hunting horn in a field or spraying lemon oil in a wood …’ – HSA, ‘Why we are here’
The HSA web-site is at www.huntsabs.org.uk/
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