Fox Killed by York & Ainsty South Hunt

Hunt saboteurs witnessed a fox being killed by the York & Ainsty South Hunt on the 21st Feb 2015.kill

The hunt had met at Sutton Park, North Yorkshire which is owned by Sir Reginald Sheffield the PM’s father in law. Hunt Saboteurs from Liverpool, Sheffield, West Yorkshire and various Scottish groups had attended the hunt and a saboteur from Liverpool witnessed the fox being killed by the hounds.

The hunt saboteur had seen the fox bolt from the woods and tried his best to stop the hounds from chasing it. Once he exited the woodland he witnessed a whipper-in dismounting her horse and trying to take the fox’s body away. The whipper-in then noticed the saboteur and quickly left the scene.

The York & Ainsty South hunt have claimed that they were legally trail hunting and that “It’s not unusual for hunt saboteurs to make up such stories.”

The hunt saboteurs have footage of the days events which has all provided to police as evidence. The body of the fox was also handed to police who will carry out a post mortem on the body to determine how the fox died.


A full interview with the saboteur who witnessed the killing of the fox can be viewed here:

Press release from the Hunt Saboteurs Association:

Full report of the day in question can be viewed on Liverpool Hunt Sabs Facebook page:

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About Liverpool Hunt Saboteurs

Hunting with hounds was banned in England & Wales in 2005, however most hunts continue much as they did before. The police rarely help enforce the Hunting Act, due to a combination of ignorance on hunting techniques and interpretation of the law, and bias towards those who hunt and against those who try to stop it. In theory hunting with hounds is a thing of the past but in practice countless animals are pursued and ripped to pieces by hunts in the UK every week. Liverpool hunt saboteurs have experience of using non-violent direct action tactics to save the lives of thousands of hunted animals every season. From the use of hunting horns and voice calls to call off hounds from the scent at foxhunts, to standing in front of shooting butts on grouse moors, to wading through rivers at minkhunts, wherever animals are being hunted for fun, hunt saboteurs will be there, protecting our wildlife from the "sportsmen" who get their kicks from killing.
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