Hunters, horses and hounds vs. a lone, terrified fox. If you think that sounds one-sided, you’re not alone: the Hunt Saboteurs Association is marking 50 years of stepping in on the side of the animals. From laying false scent trails to sounding confusing signals with hunting horns, “sabs” do whatever they can to confound the hunt.
Animal Voices is joined by Airick, who has participated in monitoring or disrupting fox, stag, hare, and badger hunts in the U.K. and wolf “culls” in the U.S. It is a dangerous kind of activism: he and other hunt saboteurs have been beaten, threatened with rape, run off the road by cars, and reviled with racist and homophobic slurs.
Airick will chat with us about his experiences, the animals he has saved, and the place of direct action in the animal rights movement.
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