The Hunt Saboteurs Association was formed in 1963, and ever since has been using non-violent direct action to save the lives of thousands of hunted animals. Hunting with Hounds was banned in England and Wales in 2005, but every week hunts across the country flout the law and continue to persecute wildlife. The Hunting Act is rarely enforced by the Police, who often have limited knowledge of the legislation or are biased towards hunting.
Hunt Saboteurs use non-violent direct action to prevent the killing of our wildlife. For example, this includes the use of hunting horns and voice calls to call hounds away from the scent of foxes. We also use video cameras to record any illegal activity.
There are many regional branches of Hunt Saboteurs. Somerset Hunt Saboteurs were formed in 2013 and are dedicated to protecting wildlife in Somerset and beyond. Whether it is preventing hunting, gathering evidence of wildlife crime or saving Badgers lives during the Badger cull, we are out in the field every week. If you are interested in joining us, please see the “Get Involved” page.