Hereford: ‘Racist huntsman found guilty of harassment’

Posted on November 15, 2012

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Today (15th November), the Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA) issued a media release which they also posted on their web-site titled ‘Racist huntsman found guilty of harassment’.

‘… David Lee Peters, huntsman of the Ross Harriers hunt, was today found guilty of racially aggravated harassment and threatening behaviour at Hereford Magistrates Court.  He received fines and costs totalling £3000 and was ordered to pay £200 to the victim of the  abuse.

The convictions relate to an incident from January this year when hunt saboteurs were present to ensure no illegal hunting took place. Mr. Peters shouted racist remarks about a saboteur to other members of the hunt.  Fortunately he was overheard by an independent witness who called the police.  Mr. Peters conviction comes just weeks after Paul Standen, a supporter of the Ross Harriers, pleaded guilty to assault after punching a saboteur in the face.

Lee Moon, spokesperson for the Hunt Saboteurs Association,  stated: “Decent people know that racism is completely unacceptable.  The hunting community however appear to be stuck in some kind of time warp where it is still ok to use this kind of disgusting language.  Maybe they would like to join us in the 21st century  and realise that racism, along with the senseless murder of animals in the name of sport, is something that society no longer tolerates.  We hope the Ross Harriers do the right thing and sack Mr. Peters immediately to show that they do not condone racism” …’

Read the item and view image at www.huntsabs.org.uk/

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