Category wildlife crime

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 […]

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 […]

A recap of the season 2017-2018…so far

It’s been a busy year, again. Sett-surveying ¬†– Outside of the hunting season we are active across West Somerset sett-surveying, monitoring old setts and logging new ones. It’s something we do all year round now, sadly, with 2018 being no exception. Two weeks ago we placed a trail camera at a sett that had been […]

07/01/17 and 11/01/17 – Minehead Harriers

In the last couple of weeks we have had the pleasure of welcoming new sabs into our group, a great way to start a new calendar year. So we thought we would introduce them to the Minehead Harriers, who appear to be teetering on the brink of hunting oblivion with percievably fewer riders and followers […]

26/12/16 – Minehead Harriers

Boxing Day 2016 and rather than do what we would have preferred (stay home with our families and friends enjoying festivities) we couldn’t, knowing that 250 + hunts across the country would be out looking for foxes and other animals to kill. So we went to see the Minehead Harriers who were found at the […]

17/12/16 – Eggesford Hunt with Devon County Hunt Saboteurs

On Saturday some of our crew joined Devon County Hunt Sabs to sab the Eggesford Hunt at North Tawton. Here is the report from DCHS – photos also courtesy¬† of DCHS (visit their facebook page here): We had unfinished business with the Eggesford and hear that huntsman Gary Boon is leaving soon, so we took […]