MURDER TO RESTART
On 05/07/00 the National Federation of Badger Groups
warned that the Government was recommencing its badger slaughter program. Animal
rights activists have vowed to campaign against this slaughter and have stated
that any trap that is found will be trashed and any badger will be released.
HUNTING OR WE RESIGN
On the 11th of June the Sunday Telegraph reported
that three Junior Ministers have threatened to resign their positions if the Labour
Government does not ban hunting with hounds.
a man was fishing in Goodland Gardens, Taunton, when a cyclist rode up to him.
The cyclist got off his bike, pulled the anglers nets out of the water, released
the fish (destroying the nets in the process) and then jumped back on his bike
and rode off.
NEWS FROM IRELAND
The badger cull, supposed to start
on 09/01/00 has been canceled due to a public outcry.
a sea angler managed to hook himself after a needle-sharp hook whipped back into
his mouth during a fishing trip six miles off the Dorset coast. Apparently he
was in agony. Now the bastard knows how the fish feel.
HIT AND RUN
09/01/00 hunt saboteur Steve Christmas was left with serious injuries, including
several broken bones, after he was deliberately run down by a hunt supporter in
a 4x4 vehicle. Because of the severity of his injuries Steve had to be airlifted
to hospital were he was put under Intensive Care. Earlier in the day hunt supporters
had driven their vehicle at the sabs, and the Huntsman, M Bycroft, had whipped
REVENGE FOR HIT AND RUN
On 09/02/00 between 30-50 masked
anti-hunt protesters demonstrated outside the kennels of the Old Surrey and Burstow
Fox Hounds. However as they approached the Kennels they were set upon by hunt
thugs wielding pickaxe handles. This provoked some of the demonstrators to start
throwing rocks at the houses and other buildings resulting in an estimated 17
windows being smashed. Additional damage to the hunts property was reported.
One hunter claims that he was allegedly injured when hit by a rock, which came
through a window. The police also said that one of their officers was injured
when sprayed in the face with CS gas.
A week after
30-50 masked activists stoned the kennels of the Old Surrey, Burstow & West
Kent Hunt, members of that hunt received letters signed by the Hunt Retribution
Squad warning them that they were considered "legitimate targets". The
letters also called for an immediate halt to hunting. Speaking about the recent
events and the HRS threat, Dena Scott, the joint master of the hunt kennels, told
reporters: "It's getting far too personal now. We have families and children
and it is a nightmare. We are terrified particularly after what happened at the
weekend. We had nothing to do with the incident on Friday. We are not interested
in violence of any sort."
On 09/06/00 The
Daily Telegraph reported that the Bill to outlaw foxhunting in Scotland could
be delayed by three years after an influential Scottish Parliament committee indicated
it will throw it out. The rural affairs committee is poised to recommend that
the Protection of Wild Mammals Bill (Scotland) be withdrawn because of the way
it is drafted, amid fears that it is too wide ranging.
EARLY MORNING WAKE
On 10/21/00, at 1am in the morning, Huntsman David Pitfield from
Kings Cross Lane, South Nutfield, Surrey, was woken by the sound of his van catching
fire after persons unknown placed an incendiary device under the vehicle. Five
hours later a similar device was discovered under the vehicle of another hunter
in Nutley, East Sussex. This second device, which police described as "being
capable of severe damage, even death" did not ignite and was removed by Army
bomb disposal experts. Both hunters are involved with the Old Surrey, Burstow
& West Kent Fox Hunt and both had recently been warned by the Hunt Retribution
Squad to stop hunting or become "legitimate targets".
REPEAL ANTI-HUNT LAW
On 10/03/00 The Times newspaper reported William Hauge
as saying he can not guarantee a Conservative Government, under his leadership,
would repeal any anti-hunting legislation. They quoted Hague as saying "I
cannot give any absolute assurance about what we do in a new Parliament. We cannot
get people thinking that if things are changed they can be changed back easily."
On 10/11/00 police officers around the country stayed
a series of dawn raids resulting in the arrest of 18 sabs. The raids were in connection
with the attack on the Old Surrey, Burstow & West Kent Fox Hunt kennels where
17 windows were smashed by a stone throwing group of around about 50 anti-bloodsports
activists. Those arrested came from Surrey, Sussex, Kent, London and Somerset.
The police say that more arrests are expected.
Sunday the 3rd September, persons unknown cut down a hunting platform on the Schneeberg
in Lower Austria. Then on Sunday 10th September another 2 hunting platforms were
cut in the Kamp valley in Lower Austria.
On 08/10/00 the ALF admitted destroying
seven large hunting platforms near Brachwitz in Brandenburg, Germany