Shocking moment farmer drives tractor at hunt saboteurs spraying them with slurry as they run for cover
- Manchester, Sheffield and Lincoln Hunt Sabateurs were attempting to stop hunt
- They claim they followed the hunt into an abandoned quarry in Chesterfield
- Tractor driver appears to drive towards them before spraying them with slurry
Hunt saboteurs claim they were chased by a tractor driver who then sprayed them with slurry as they attempted to run away.
Members of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincoln Hunt ‘Sabs’ say they were monitoring a hunt in Ashover, Chesterfield when they followed it across a field toward an abandoned quarry.
They have now released shocking video footage which appears to show a farmer pursuing them in his tractor before spraying them with sludge.
Members of the Sheffield Hunt Saboteurs say they were joined by members of Manchester and Lincoln Hunt Sabs and ‘monitoring the actions’ of the Barlow Hunt
Shocking video footage appears to show a farmer pursuing them in his tractor before spraying them with sludge
Members of the Sheffield Hunt Saboteurs say they were joined by members of Manchester and Lincoln Hunt Sabs and ‘monitoring the actions’ of the Barlow Hunt when the incident took place November 22.
A member said the tractor driver ‘narrowly missed individuals on two occasions.’
One ‘sab’ said: ‘We were monitoring the hunt, making sure they were obeying law and not hunting foxes.
‘The hunt went into an abandoned quarry, and the sabs followed across a field. A man was driving a tractor in the field with a muck spreader on the back.
‘The field bordered the road. We could see the hunt in the quarry, so we tried to cut across the field to get to where they were, to see what they were doing.
‘The farmer drove at us. There were four in our group and he was driving towards one of us, then another.
‘He shouted at us, but we couldn’t hear what he was saying. He didn’t come out to talk to us, to say get off the land, or that there was a footpath nearby. We were worried what might happen.’
A member said the tractor driver ‘narrowly missed individuals on two occasions’
The group returned to the road to follow the hunt but claim the farmer blocked their way.
The woman said: ‘He drove on the road, all the way. We were on the road and he was blocking it to stop us coming up. Then he sprayed us.
‘He spread muck on a public road and on people on a public road. It was cold and wet and smelly and really unhygienic.’
The sabs said they had not yet decided whether to report the incident to police.