Hunt Saboteurs Association Press Release 20th October 2013
Hunt Saboteurs from across northern England have travelled the length of the country to protect badgers in the recently-extended Somerset cull. Northern hunt saboteurs were in the final stages of planning disruption of a major hare hunting festival- the Alston Hare Week-when news of the cull extension came through.
HSA spokesperson Lee Moon explained, "Following the terrible news that the Government was to extend the badger cull,our activists felt duty-bound to support their colleagues in the south,many of whom have been fighting the cull every night since it began."
The HSA instead passed its intelligence relating to Alston Hare Week to a number of other anti-hunt organisations, and it is believed that Investigators from one of these undertook a surveillance operation during the event.
Notes to Editors
1. The Somerset Badger Cull was extended on October 11th for a further three weeks.
2. Alston Hare Week is organised by the Weardale and Tees Valley Beagles. Between 70-100 hunters attend the highly secretive event annually.
3.The HSA was passed detailed information relating to the Alston Hare Week 2013 by sources close to the West Somerset Beagles,one of the hunting packs attending.