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So here is the end of season round up. SchNEWS correspondent Fox Chase went out with the sabs and found out the latest from the local Brighton team of hunt saboteurs.
“It’s over!!! Well for a few months anyway. All the local fox hunts packed up for the summer last weekend. Their Saturdays will now be spent eating scones on the lawn, drinking champers and chin wagging about what a pain in the botty those bloody antis have been all season. For the sabs our Saturday will now consist of slightly worse but guilt free hangovers, some overdue banner waving and maybe sabbing the odd mink hunt.
It’s been an interesting season - Brighton’s group has gone from strength to strength with plenty of new people and the same old beat up Landy. The Southdowns and Erridge seem to be clutching at straws after becoming increasingly pissed off with how effective we are at spoiling their fun. These straws of course come in the form of violence from the hunt and their chubby little warrior Charlie (old pink shirt, boulder boy, twat).
The Crawley and Horsham were sabbed successfully numerous times. One morning in February all it took to pack them up was the very sight of a few landy’s in a car park! Must be up to something dodgy me thinks hum? We paid The Surrey Union a few visits and hooked up with local sab group. They must be doing something right cos man were they angry. The Union get visited several times a week and have resorted to ramming vehicles and nutting sabs due to their inability to kill wildlife. I mean fuck it right, you gotta hurt something!?!
You may recall back in December Schnews reported that the Surrey cops nicked our Landy during a meet at the Old Surrey, West Kent and Burstow, claiming that the driver was not licensed to carry more than eight passengers. As suspected the copper was full of shit and after we mailed ‘the law’ to the law and they admitted wrongdoing and we got our money back. We see it week in and week out. The police are corrupt liars and will bend over backwards to please any hunt in the land.
Only during one hunt that Brighton Hunt Sabs have attended has there been a kill. Next season we aim to make that figure zero. We do make a difference and we will continue to do so until the slaughter of innocent wildlife stops. In the meantime though, anyone fancy an all weekend mash up on the downs?”
Whilst Dorset hunt sabs were gathered on a public road to document the unlawful activities of the hunt, an angered rider rode his horse at speed into a hunt saboteur – knocking her from her feet and trampling over her with his horse, before riding off laughing.
Anti fracking campaigners have got their hands on a Sussex Police report that details an 'emerging' nationwide strategy on protests against the controversial drilling technique. The report has been exposed in a report about the policing of the protests at Balcombe, West Sussex, last summer.
Bovine TB is on the increase in the areas where badgers were shot last year, but the disease is decreasing in the rest of the country.
We started writing about three interesting but unrelated things happening in June. Here is an amalgamated version, which is worth a read.
Seal cull abandoned after Hunt Sabs and Sea Shepherd join forces.
Re-occupation of the Hambach Forest, near Cologne in Germany, where activists occupy and fight the expansion of opencast mining.
Otis Ferry, son of Bryan, pays thousands in compensation to hunt monitors he attacked