Author Archives: Somerset Hunt Saboteurs

A tale of two fox cubs

One morning last month, some shady characters were observed by a member of public entering a wood complete with spades, terriers and guns. Initially the person who called this in thought the intention had been badger baiting. Within a day we had heard about this and having found other setts persecuted in the area we […]

Sabs attacked at Modbury Harriers final meet of the season.

Belated Report: Modbury Harriers Saturday 31 st March 2018 Last weekend a couple of us joined sabs from Devon County Hunt Saboteurs and South Devon Animal Rights to finish our season with the final meet of the Modbury Harriers at Brownstone Farm near Holbeton in the very south of Devon. The hunt had only just […]

There’s no rest for hunt sabs

The fox hunting season may well be coming to a close but we are about to enter the sixth year of badger culling here in Somerset later this year, so there is still plenty of work to do. At the weekend ‘The Quantock’ (now missing the word Staghounds) was to host their annual point to […]

Hit report: 10/03/18 – Trespass, blocked setts and assault on the Quantock Hills.

West Somerset Vale Hunt meet – Park Farm, Nether Stowey. Quantock Hills Together with a welcome visit of sabs from Devon County Hunt Saboteurs, we spent a very long day with the West Somerset Vale Hunt. It may well have also been retiring Hunt Master Mike Weir’s last outing too and thus his last chance […]

Grim discoveries in the badger cull zone

Sett-surveying continues all year round, so as we waited for the Beast from the East to show up here in Somerset, some of us got out yesterday in the cold but sunny weather to check a new area. Sadly the setts were long since abandoned so we found no signs of badger activity here. However, […]

National Trust Protest & an update on the hounds killed on the A303

On Sunday 25th February, a couple of our members joined other wonderful people and NT Members at Fyne Court, Broomfield to protest against the continuation of illegal hunting on National Trust land (under the pretence of trail hunting). The protest was organised by National Distrust and backed by LACS, and was one of many across […]

24/02/18 A joint meet, back in the badger cull zone.

Lower Stone Farm, Brompton Ralph. Not so long ago we received some interesting news that a local hunt here in West Somerset were going to be holding a little gathering which would include some visitors from afar, namely the Curre and Llangibby. Well, we thought, why not do the same and invite some friends of […]