in the Countryside the secret face of hunting exposed.
Against Cruel Sports has accused the hunting community of
bringing cruelty and chaos to the countryside and engaging in
widespread violence, harassment and intimidation in order to
keep the reality of the sport hidden from the public gaze.
came as the League launched its new campaign video, 'Chaos in
the countryside - the secret face of hunting exposed', a
powerful collection of video clips graphically exposing the
brutal nature of terrier work, fox, deer, mink and hare
hunting as well as footage from inside a hunt kennels, of hare
'netting' for coursing purposes and of 'artificial earths' -
man made fox holes designed to encourage foxes for breeding.
The film - containing footage never previously released to the
public and media - also includes a disturbing set of sequences
illustrating the violence, intimidation and harassment dished
out by huntsmen, their 'security' and supporters towards
anti-hunt monitors, saboteurs and members of the public...
resource for journalists, producers, and television
researchers seeking to report on the brutal reality of this
'country sport', the film also provides an eye opening
introduction to the subject for further and higher education
teachers and lecturers, students and campaigners. It is
essential material for anyone interested in looking beyond the
propaganda and glossy, 'chocolate box' image of hunting so
often championed by its chief proponents...
The League will
be using the film to challenge and embarrass those that
support hunting... and needs your help to get it circulated
accompanying leaflet, running order, time code and copyright
information, are available from the League Press Office in
Betacam SP, Mini DV, VHS and CD formats.