Before I get on with updating you dear reader on my latest excursions in the field I’d like to make a quick comment on the recent cabinet reshuffle and the good news that Owen Paterson has been sacked.

Paterson was the worst possible choice for Environment Minister. He was a complete disaster. Nothing more than a puppet for big agribusiness, the NFU and the Countryside Alliance. His contempt for the scientific facts in everything from climate change, neonicotinoid pesticides, GM foods and or course the badger cull, means he was a man dedicated to the destruction of our environment via the corruption of corporate greed and had the arrogance to believe he would succeed. He has now gone and I wave him off with a single fingered salute and hope I never have to darken my blog with his name again. I can only hope his replacement; Elizabeth Truss will be better suited to the job however her pro-hunt stance in the past doesn’t exactly fill me with very much hope. We can only wait and see.

Anyway, back to the action, or lack of it.

All dressed up and nowhere to go

All dressed up and nowhere to go

The usual mix of sabs from various groups was once again operating against the illegal mink hunts. After some miles covered and information received we arrived back fairly close to home and paid the Northants Mink Hounds another visit. You’ll remember a few of the characters from the previous video (Ep 2). Needless to say they weren’t that impressed with our presence, packing up straight away upon discovery and once again the police were called to act as a chaperone for them back to their meet at a farm close by in Westbury, owned by the charming Rupert. We hung around in the sun to make sure they didn’t try and get back out again and with all exits covered they had little chance. Thames Valley Police were generally jovial but of course did nothing to question the hunt on the legality of their actions. Another successful operation if a little dull and somewhat sweaty in the heat. Still, a nice cold beer on the way home helped with that.

Thanks to all involved and the drivers who transported us many miles across the country. Beds and Bucks Hunt Sabs welcomed some new members which is a pleasing development for our newly emerging group and I think we have a bright future in wildlife protection.


  1. valian2005 says:

    Great video – thank you for sharing 😀

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