On Thursday 9th November members of West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs were monitoring the Warwickshire Hunt who were hunting in Birdingbury, Warwickshire.
The hunt were becoming increasingly annoyed at not being able to hunt properly and were filmed going through a list of contacts and then making some phone calls. Not long after these phone calls two aggressive hunt supporters turn up and approach the two sabs.
One of them then hits one of the cameras before hitting the female saboteur in the face. When her back is turned on him he starts shoving her and then pushes her to the ground. He then lashes out at her again. When she challenges him about him hitting her he doesn’t deny it and can he can be heard saying “you can hit me if you want I don’t give a f***”
Back on the road one hunt supporter apologies and says “that should never have happened” and then agrees that despite their differences the saboteurs have never been violent towards them.
When asked if it’s acceptable to hit women, a female hunt supporter says “your not a woman, you’re a monster” and “that’s nothing” referring to the blood coming from the saboteurs eye
West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs state:
“Fox hunting is a violent activity and it is only a short leap from using violence towards animals to using violence against people. Just like they try to justify their violence towards foxes by vilifying them as pests they try to justify their violence towards us by calling us monsters. They know we are non-violent and even admit to us that we’ve never been violent to them which shows that this was a completely unprovoked attack. We ask the question who are the real monsters here?”
Source: West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs