Britain: hunt saboteurs in action today

Posted on December 22, 2012


Today (22nd December), as it is a Saturday during the fox-hunting season, fox hunts all over the country will be out trying to kill any foxes which they can find – including in Essex and Suffolk. Volunteer hunt saboteurs will also be out, trying to save  lives and record any wildlife crime.

(‘Fox hunts’ consist of huntsmen/huntswomen on horses with a pack of hounds, men with terriers and perhaps quad bikes, hunt servants with guns and perhaps birds of prey, and hunt followers in cars.) Hunts go out every Saturday during the season and also, sometimes, on weekdays. Foxes are pursued, trapped and horribly killed.

FOXES NEED YOU! – why not join the hunt saboteurs?! – and get some fresh air and see the countryside.

Please support the Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA) and your local hunt saboteurs; visit the HSA web-site at


The League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) says:
‘… Hunting wild animals with dogs for sport was banned in 2004 …

Find out more about hunting
Hunting animals for sport is illegal, but the law is being broken. The League uses investigators and legal professionals to work with Police and courts to catch wildlife criminals.


LACS is also leading a Wildlife Crimewatch scheme; read more at – LACS ask you to ‘be our Wildlife Crimewatch eyes and ears in the countryside’. You can file a report online or call their Wildlife Crimewatch line.


There are different forms of hunting, blood sports and wildlife crime.


Hunt saboteur groups which have an online presence:

Three Counties Hunt Saboteurs (covering Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire)

East Kent Sabs
Facebook: EastKentSabs

Brighton Sabs
Facebook: BrightonSabs

South Coast Hunt Sabs

Guildford Hunt Sabs

Facebook:  Southampton

Bath Hunt Sabs


Bristol Hunt Sabs

Pewsey Vale

Devon Hunt Sabs

North & East London Sabs
Web: North and East London Sabs

Essex & Suffolk (includes Colchester, Ipswich, Halstead & Sudbury)

Norfolk & Suffolk

Nottingham HSA

East Northants [includes Kettering, Northampton & Milton Keynes]
Website: Northants HSA

Birmingham Hunt Sabs

Derby Sabs

Coventry Hunt Sabs

Cumbria HSA

Manchester HSA

Liverpool Hunt Sabs

Northwest HSA
Website: North West Hunt Sabs

Sheffield HSA

West Yorks Hunt Sabs

Doncaster HSA
Facebook: DoncasterSabs

South Wales Hunt Sabs

West Wales Hunt Sabs

Central Scotland Hunt Saboteurs
Facebook: CentralScotlandSabs

Assocation of Hunt Saboteurs, Ireland
Website: Hunt Saboteurs Ireland

There are other local Hunt Saboteur groups; for more information, please contact the Hunt Saboteurs Association via

Hunts by county: Bedfordshire (2), Berkshire (3), Buckinghamshire (4), Cambridgeshire (6), Carmarthenshire (7), ceredigion (2), Cheshire (6), Cleveland (3), Clwyd (2), Conwy (2), Cornwall (8), County Durham (3), Cumberland (3), Denbighshire (2), derbyshire (6), Devon (18), Dorset (8), Dyfed (9), Essex (6), Flintshire (1), Glamorgan (6), Gloucesteshire (10), Gwent (3), Gwynedd (3), Hampshire (9), Herefordshire (11), Hertfordshire (3), Isle of Wight (1), Kent (6), Lancashire (3), Leicestershire (7), Lincolnshire (7), Monmouthshire (3), Norfolk (3), Northamptonshire (6), Northumberland (9), Nottinghamshire (5), Oxfordshire (8), Pembrokeshire (6), Powys (12), Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (1), Rutland (1), Scotland (11), Shropshire (11), Somerset (16), Staffordshire (7), Suffolk (3), Surrey (3), Sussex (6), The Vale of Glamorgan (1), Tyne & Wear (1), Warwickshire (5), West Midlands (3), Wiltshire (11), Worcestershire (9), Yorkshire (22).


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