Category wildlife crime

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 […]

03/12/16 Lamerton Hunt

On Saturday 3rd December we joined our friends at Devon County Hunt Sabs to visit the Lamerton Hunt, who were meeting at Burnville near Lydford. Upon arrival, the landowner who was hosting the meet informed us that their day was going to be much like a “treasure hunt” (seemingly the type of treasure hunt which […]

26/11/16 -Minehead Harriers

An interesting day out in West Somerset on the Holnicote Estate to visit the Minehead Harriers, just to see if they were abiding by their code of conduct. The evidence suggests not quite, as we were heading towards the sound of the hounds in cry above Hawkcombe Ridge, a fox broke heading straight for us….worst […]

16/11/16 and 19/11/16 – Minehead Harriers and Axe Vale Harriers

Whilst the weather has changed to something more seasonally appropriate over the past week or so , other things remain the same such as the pretence to trail hunt by many hunts despite the continual presence of equipped terriermen! We paid another brief midweek visit to the Minehead Harriers, who we are told, via the […]

05/11/16 and 09/11/16 – West Somerset Beagles, West Somerset Hunt and Minehead Harriers

05/11/16 – West Somerset Beagles and West Somerset Hunt The 5th of November was a day of firsts for us, on our first proper foray back into the heart of the west somerset badger cull zone….it was a frustrating day in some respects but not a complete loss. Whilst on our way to what we […]