Boxing Day 2014

Atherstone Hunt Boxing Day 2014With Boxing day getting nearer and the hunting community gearing up to try and portray hunting as an idyllic tradition this video serves a reminder of what hunts all across the country do in preparation for a days hunting.Last year on boxing day the Atherstone Hunts terrierman Rob Pickering and associate John Coote went to an active badger sett and started to fill in the holes. They also put a terrier down the holes and used a tracking device to locate where the terrier was. If this hunt was following a trail why have the need for terriermen and to block a badger sett? The hunt later rode past the sett and sabs witnessed a fox running from the hunt from the direction of this sett which was blocked.This footage was given to Leicestershire Police but they didn't meet a courts deadline for evidence therefore the case collapsed. There is a peaceful demonstration planned for the forthcoming Atherstone Hunts boxing day meet.10am Market Bosworth Square.

Posted by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs on Tuesday, December 22, 2015