DEMONSTRATION AGAINST ILLEGAL HUNTING
BOXING DAY 2018
At the ASHFORD VALLEY WITH TICKHAM FOXHOUNDS meet Tenterden High Street at The Vine Pub, TN30 6AU
Members of the public are invited to attend a peaceful demonstration to show the hunts that killing wildlife for fun is abhorrent to the majority, and that nobody is fooled by their claims of chasing an artificial scent, and that they call on Kent police to properly enforce the Hunting Act 2004
Demonstration from 10.00 am-hounds meet at 11.00 am, Tenterden High Street, outside The Vine pub.
NOTE-WE WILL ALSO BE ASKING DEMONSTRATORS TO ATTEND IF THEY CAN ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE BLEAN BEAGLES HARE HUNT JUST AFTER-DETAILS WILL BE GIVEN ON THE DAY
SO, WHY DEMONSTRATE IF THE HUNTS ARE “TRAIL HUNTING??
Nationally, the hunts still claim to be Trail Hunting. This is nothing more than a smokescreen to cover up the illegal hunting and killing of foxes, hares, deer and mink.we do not believe that anyone is fooled by this anymore. We also believe that given the present Conservative governments last two attempts to repeal (or water down) the ban, that the hunts are hunting live quarry far more openly now, and becoming more violent over our attempts to monitor their illegal activities
Seeing illegal hunting and kills has become the norm now for hunt saboteurs, and there is a growing sense of frustration that the hunts are allowed to ride roughshod over the law (not to mention other peoples land!). We have worked long and hard with Kent police to bring these people to justice, yet we are always frustrated to find that not only is the Hunting Act 2004 law in many ways flawed (i.e it allows these people to kill and claim it was an accident), but also that Kent police still insist on putting all hunting related incidents under the collective title of OPERATION YORK, which is still basically a public order operation (and ohdid they used to pull out all the stops to enforce the law against sabs prior to the Hunting Act! Any attempts we made to stop hunting were met with extremely pro hunt policing, money no object!)
So, make no mistake -THIS IS ALSO A DEMONSTRATION ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE POLICE FORCES/CPS OF THE UK SEEMINGLY STILL BEING GLOVE PUPPETS OF THE HUNTS!!
A spokesperson from East Kent Hunt Saboteurs said-
If all of those people who stand in the square this Boxing Day traditionally cheering on the red coats were to see the cruelty that’s hidden from view, I believe they would hang their heads in shame. It’s high time that the public were made aware that these people are routinely breaking the law, and still using wild animals as toys to chase, torture and kill for sport. The police must take a pro active stance against this barbaric practice to finally consign fox hunting to history
ASHFORD VALLEY WITH TICKHAM HUNT-RELATED VIDEOS
Ashford Valley with Tickham Hunt kill a fox whilst “trail-hunting” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTbuPqZn0p0
Ashford Valley with Tickham hunt supports obstruct the highway – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxVJlhA_tc8
Ashford Valley with Tickham Hunt – evidence of not trailhunting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3qWpGtg-s8
Please visit our Youtube channel (with East Kent sabs) for further fox-hunting evidence, digging out, terriermen intimidation etc) – https://www.youtube.com/chann/UCSzbiK99zugXAgiv2ZIB38A/feed
Kent’s two beagle packs (hare hunt) the Blean Beagles and the Bolebroke Beagles are somewhat camera shy-indeed, if we ever find one of their secretive meets, they scurry wordlessly back to their meet and pack up-just what is it they are trying to hide if they are acting within the law?
The Ashford Valley with Tickham Hunt states on its website – “Hounds continue to hunt a trail and will continue to hunt within the law until the hunting act is repealed.”
These so called trail hunts are always followed by quad bikes of masked up terrier men, with spades, terriers and digging equipment, and make no effort to even pretend to lay a trail since the ban came into force….it makes a mockery of the law.
We say the law must be strengthened-loopholes such as accidentally killing foxes/hares must be removed from the act, and the hideous cruelty of terrier work has to be made illegal.
So-we ask YOU-the public who find bloodsports abhorrent to come and demonstrate again this Boxing Day (the most important day in the fox hunters season), and to-
DEMAND that Kent police ENFORCE the Hunting Act
DEMAND that the hunts are held to account for their law breaking
DEMAND that the police ask questions as to WHY the hunt allow balaclava wearing thugs with connections to other bloodsports to ride alongside them on quad bikes, carrying spades, nets & terriers, going so obviously equipped to commit illegal wildlife crimes???
SHOW YOUR DISGUST at the Boxing Day Christmas card debacle, where hundreds of people celebrate a tradition of bloodshed, then leave the square whilst the hunt move on to the killing fields
THIS IS A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION-hunt supporters will try to goad you into doing/saying things you may later regret. Bear in mind that most of these bloated red faced half pissed idiots show up once a year only (yet claim to be massive hunt supporters-tell that to the hunt when on on a Saturday they can barely raise ten riders/support!!), and are really very tragic. Ignore them. They are utterly irrelevant.
PLEASE BRING A BANNER! Make sure the hunt know YOU ARE ON OUR SIDE!
LIFTS-in previous years, people have been very generous in helping people get to the demo from far flung/local places-please, if you NEED A LIFT, or can OFFER A LIFT, private message us!!!!
PARKING-anyone who has been before will know that parking is very hard on the day-PLEASE, LEAVE AN HOUR EARLY AT LEAST! You may have a long walk back to the demo from your car.
Bless you all good people, and seasons greeting
WEST KENT SABS xxxx