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Fenn traps found on badger sett at Honeybrook farm.

Although they no longer advertise on well known shooting site gunsonpegs, Honeybrook farm, Slaughterford, Wiltshire SN14 8RJ (owned by Liz Hodges, tel: 01249 712271) near Chippenham certainly was selling pheasant shooting spots during the last season, as you can see on this facebook post by A1 Decoys:

Activists researching shooting activity on a number of shoots in the South West decided to have an indepth search on this and other estates to see exactly what was going on in the weeks running upto pheasant pens being filled. Pens are usually filled with pheasant poults around the end of July, beginning of August and it’s not uncommon to find a number of snares and traps put down for predators of poults around this time.

This was just one of many fenn traps found, on the estate. This one is right on top of an entrance to an active badger sett.
Fenn traps are by law supposed to be enclosed and certainly not put on top of badger setts. The owners of the land Ray and Liz Hodges, are well aware of this as other fenn traps were found next to the required boxes (but not in them!):

You’d think that with the most of the farm being an SSSI, that wildlife would be looked after and not persecuted, you’d be wrong.

Ray and Liz Hodges are well known locally for being a bit crazy, Ray will come out with his shotgun and wave it about and in an interview that starts well but ends in full blown hillbilly, Liz openly admits:

Lizs greatest fear is that public funding would mean greater public access. “I dont see why I should give people somewhere to have their holidays. We have no footpaths on the farm but I have to spend my weekends on patrol, people are just coming out of the woodwork.”

Strangely Liz doesn’t think that any footpaths go through her property, but they do as a quick look on an OS map reveals:

Although the fenn traps were found well away from the footpaths, the pheasant pens in White Cliff Wood had quite a few fenn traps surrounding them, no doubt in preparation for the pheasant poults that will be put in there over the next week or so.

Please do contact the Hodges and ask them to stop using fenn traps illegally, maybe with enough calls they will see sense. tel: 01249 712271

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Fox hunter who whipped sab

The national press has gone crazy for the story about the hunter who after trying to mow people down with her horse, went onto whip a hunt sab around the head.
The Daily Mail were kind enough to expose her real name “Jane Goring” although our electoral roll searches have found her name is “Jane Miller”

Jane & Richard Goring

Jane is the company director of “Rabbits Farm Equestrian & Livery”
Rabbits Farm, Dallington, Heathfield, East Sussex, England, TN21 9JX
Tel: 01424 838674
mobile: 07760 167623
She did have a facebook page for her business, but has in the last 24 hours pulled it.

Her partner Richard Goring, is in the hotel business which he runs with a number of other people. The Goring hotel has a royal warrant and is a personal favourite of the queen. One of the directors a “David Morgan-Hewitt” pictured here with Mrs.Thatcher, recently sold a house to none other than the number one badger killer “Michael Gove

We’ve recieved further information that “Lord Vestey” frequently stays in the Goring Hotel and it’s a particularly popular hotel with many wealthy hunt scum. Maybe this explains why Jane Miller hasn’t been arrested, indeed she seems to be getting a lot of protection as one person who sent her a text which stated that she hoped her business would suffer and that she would get arressted recieved this:

If you are going to contact Jane directly, it is worth keeping calls and texts polite to avoid any trouble. Some people have reportedly been googling “request callback ppi” and “request callback personal injury” etc and then adding her details.

The Times last night came out with a story that revolved around an as yet unseen video from earlier this hunting season, we can exclusively reveal the video here, as you can see at around 1m20s her partner comes along to talk to her, she shouts at him and makes a swipe at him. She really is a very violent person.

video is accompanied with this statement from a sab group:

“21st October, we had failed to find any other hunts then a supporter called us to say she had seen a hunt near Eridge Park, Sussex south of Tunbridge Wells close to where she lives.  She had seen hounds and riders and it is a known meet of the Southdown & Eridge Hunt.
We went there and found them at  a farm called Great Danegate, also a known meet of the Southdown & Eridge Hunt.
Sabs got out of the vehicle and were almost instantly assaulted an abused as shown in the video. It quickly became clear that this was a meet of the Mid-Surrey Farmers who are legitimate drag hunt of long standing, but unlike Bloodhounds they use fox hounds and also meet on Saturdays at the same meets as fox hunts.  
Because of this we get at least one call a year regarding them and we are duty bound to check them out for our supporters. This happened twice last season and both past occasions as soon as were recognised who they were we left.
After the assault, theft and breaking of the sabs glasses we did leave, before we did two members of the drag hunt came over and apologised for the woman’s behaviour and agreed that sabs had done nothing wrong and had reacted with great restraint to her attacks
The matter was been reported to the Sussex police on the day who have been having trouble identifying the woman who we heard called Jane.”

If we find out more about Jane, we will update this page.

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Riverford Organic selling milk tainted with the blood of badgers

“Stop the Cull” heard recently about badger culling taking place on Riverford Organic Dairy Farm. So we went to the press and it’s been published in todays Times on page 3:
you can read the full story here:

Riverford veg boxes are clearly trying their best to distance themselves from Riverford Dairy.
“We have taken the decision not to implement the badger cull on land that we control ourselves as Riverford Organic Farmers, but we will not be putting pressure on any of our suppliers, or other parts of my family and their businesses to not participate or to participate in the cull.”
Guy Watson
Founder, Riverford Organic

Meanwhile Oliver Watson on his Riverford Dairy website is saying:
“Today, Riverford is a collection of three connected businesses – Riverford Organic Dairy, Riverford Organic and Riverford Farm Shops. Each business operates on the Riverford land and all the Watson children are actively involved. Oliver Watson runs the Farm and Dairy, Louise is on the Farm, Ben runs the Farm Shops, Guy and Rachel run Riverford Organic and it’s nationwide veg box scheme”


The three companies are connected and for the Riverford veg box scheme to say that they are a seperate entity is just flat out lies. Riverford Dairy as you can see from the above statement certainly don’t view themselves as seperate. Riverford Organic Veg even refer on their own website to the dairy farm as “Our Organic Dairy”

Whilst we are pleased that Riverford Organic Veg are not killing badgers on their arable land, the dairy farm adjoins the land, so badgers from across the Riverford veg and dairy farms can and will be getting targetted.

Riverford Organic in 2012 said:

It just isn’t possible to call yourself an ethical company and in the same breathe say you have no control over what your suppliers do. You can apply it to killing badgers or using child labour, if you don’t care what your suppliers do, then you cannot call yourself ethical.

Please contact Riverford as soon as possible, if you are a customer or were considering to be a customer, it’s very important they understand your views. You can find their contact details at the bottom of their webpage here:

We want as many Riverford customers as possible to know about the companies involvement in killing badgers, to do that, we are going to promote a post on facebook that goes directly into their customers time lines. This does cost money and the more money we spend on it the more customers will see it. You can donate to help boost that post here:

Blood in the fields.

We are told the farmers want to kill badgers as a measure to control disease, so why have anti cull activists across the country been finding cages with blood and brains in them during the first week of culling?

Some of the finds are of locations where a cage trap has been put, a badger has been killed and the cage removed. Signs of the cage indentations were visible.

The Daily Mirror front page has got a lot of people talking about the rules and regulations of the badger cull, what a lot of people don’t know, is that the guidelines were totally overhauled after the first year of culling.

Why? because activists found multiple breaches, recorded and reported them.

What you see here is totally within the badger cull licence regulations as they currently stand.



Please do contact your MP and demand an immediate review of the benefits of badger culling as a method of disease control.

Liverpool Hunt Sabs

Cheshire Against The Cull

Cheshire Hunt Sabs

North Wiltshire
Stop the Cull

Blood and brains, still there 24 hours after the picture above was taken.

South Wiltshire
East Kent Sabs

South Dorset
Dorset Hunt Saboteurs

Devon County Hunt Saboteurs

Sheffield Hunt Saboteurs

If you have pictures and want them added here, please email us on and let us know if you want your groups name adding please.

Badger cull organiser has history of murder.

George Withers leaving court in 2010 after admitting to causing death from leaving mud on a road. Other drivers narrowly avoided crashing after also sliding on the mud.

We’ve done a lot of digging into George, he’s well known to be all smiles and laughter, but has a very very short temper. Known to be aggressive and a bully, several people we spoke to implored us not to mention that we’d spoken to him for fear of reprisals.

He’s also trying to cover up his contact details and in just the past week has had his listing removed from the yellow pages:

George Withers
Little Lype Farm, Moor Lane, Malmesbury SN16 9DR
Phone: 01666 822224
Mobile: 07850 598 088

Whilst following him when he was out shopping we noticed that he is on his mobile nearly all the time, you can send free texts to his phone telling him what you think of his attempts to kill thousands of badgers here:
choose united kingdom from the drop down menu where you see the american flag.

The longer George can be kept tied up on his mobile, the less chance he has of being able to organise the killing of badgers. Please do keep him on the phone for as long as you can.

un-Natural England, licenced to kill

At the end of the day, there would be no badger killing without licences, so who are the people hiding behind the scenes?

Natural England
Andrew Sells (Chairperson)
Sandy Farm, Sopworth, Chippenham, Wiltshire. SN14 6PP
01666 840100

James Cross (Chief Executive)
249 Westgate, Guisborough, Cleveland. TS14 6NJ

Non-executive Directors
Dr. Julia Aglionby
Wallacefield, Armathwaite, Carlisle, Cumbria. CA4 9SR
016974 72720
07702 100111

Dr. Andy Clements
13a Searle Street, Cambridge. CB4 3DB
01223 358213

William Cockbain
Rakefoot Farm, Castlerigg, Keswick, Cumbria. CA12 4TE
017687 75338

Teresa Dent
4 Millers Close, Mill Lane, Stratford sub Castle, Salisbury, Wiltshire. SP1 3LJ
01722 411971

Dr. Joe Horwood
25 Chipperfield Road, Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk. NR33 7SS

Dr. Simon Lyster
Great Prestons Farm, Great Prestons Lane, Stock, Ingatestone, Essex. CM4 9RN
01277 840332

Nigel Reader
Little Croft, New Road, Trull, Taunton, Somerset. TA3 7NJ
01823 323184

Professor Michael Winter
Beaticombe, 87 Park Road, Hatherleigh, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 3JS
01837 851718

Gove Home

Mr. Gove
10 Lisgar Terrace,
Earls Court, London. W14 8SJ

The man who signed off on 30,000+ badgers to be killed, please do write him a letter or better still go and wait outside his house in London and give him an unpleasant surprise when he leaves for work.


Lack of Tetra radio hand sets, blows holes through badger cull roll out.

Since exposing the governments role in purchasing emergency services radio equipment, the badger cull has started to de-rail. We now have reports from insiders in two cull zones that the tetra radio equipment has now been withdrawn.



The fear is that anti cull saboteurs, now equipped with tetra radio detection units, will be able to quickly find free shooters and body vans.

If tetra radios have been withdrawn, we expect the police, defra and natural england to now have another omnishambles on their hands. Over and over throughout the badger killers risk assessment they are told if a serious incident occurs they must contact their control room ASAP. How can they do that with mobile phones when many of the cull zones have patchy reception? A: they can’t.

Please as a matter of urgency (the cull could start any day, it is weeks overdue already) email:,,,,,,,

To whom it may concern,
Now that badger cull companies are withdrawing tetra/airwaves equipment from those involved in free shooting badgers and instructing them to instead use mobile phones, can you please tell me how serious incidents with firearms will be reported by them when they are in an area of a badger cull with no mobile phone signal.

I eagerly await your reply

yours sincerely

Cadbury’s sponsor badger killing


Dairy farms in North Wiltshire today were found to have signs of prebaiting, they also had Cadbury’s suppliers signs up.

If you’d like to contact Manor Farm directly:
J.D Spencer & Sons. Manor Farm, Langley Burrell, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4LL. Telephone: 01249 653261.

This won’t be the first time this farm has been in the spotlight, only a few years ago they were found guilty of polluting water.

People are currently out across the country looking for and finding peanuts that are being used to “prebait” badgers, the intention of farmers is to then entice badgers to locations where they can shoot them with rifles, or trap them in cages and blast them with shotguns.

Why are Cadbury’s happy to have suppliers that are killing badgers in a way branded inhumane by the British Veterinary Society? We hop all their customers will ask them, please do contact them as a matter of urgency on social media, email, telephone and ask them to stop purchasing milk from farms that kill badgers:

twitter:  @CadburyUk
email Cadbury uk president Mary Barnard:
free phone cadbury: 0800 818 181

If we haven’t heard that Cadbury are dropping badger killing farms by 5pm Friday 8th September, we shall start work on getting stickers (for putting on choc bars), leaflets and posters ready for a full on boycott campaign.

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