The number of sab groups including angling in their activities is increasing. On the whole anglers are less likely to get pleasure out of the suffering they cause than hunters and enjoy instead the mindlessness of outwitting a fish into impaling itself on a hook, they don't tend to be inherently violent. This is a bonus if you are a small group, as you can sab more anglers than you might want to confront if they were all blood crazed terrier boys. The other thing about sabbing angling, is that it can form a satisfying end to a day, after dealing with a hound pack.

There are a number of things that can be done to sab matches, which are described in the HSA Tactics booklet or on a fact sheet available from the Abolition of Angling. We also want to hear about any new ideas for tactics and what's going on in different areas, so please do get in contact.

The angling fraternity are getting worried about the reducing numbers of people, especially youngsters, taking up their pastime and have responded by organising a pro-angling week from 22nd to 30th August 1992. The idea of the week is to involve as many of the public as possible and get more media endorsement of angling. The week opens with a celebrity angling match in the Leicester area with lots of other things promised. it's a perfect opportunity to get active and make these animal abusers realise what they're up against.

Marianne Macdonald.

Pisces (Campaign for the Abolition of Angling)
BM Fish, London, WC1N 3XX,UK.
Telephone:01792 464 176 Pager:04325 607 389.

Why not check out the Pisces web site for more info.

Reproduced from HOWL (No 49, Summer 92) - magazine of the Hunt Saboteurs Association.
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