some perspective to the news of a hunt supporter found pivotal to a violent
death. It’s what they do. It is thought that avid wildlife killer
and hunt heavy Trevor Morse had raced to Warwick airport Monday afternoon
to confront the hunt monitors who had been filming from the air the nefarious
activities of the Warwickshire Hunt gang. The two passengers on the gyrocopter
were evidence gathering hunt monitors. As the trespasser allegedly advanced
on the refuelled aircraft to prevent it from taking off he was advised repeatedly
by the safety-trained crew to keep away from the spinning rotor blades.
He appears to have ignored these visibly unnecessary warnings and paid with
his life. Anyone who has been confronted by these kinds of people will know
of their inability to see reason when in a state of frenzy. Extreme violence
is so often the outcome.
the pilot of the aircraft 54 year old Bryan Griffiths who was exceptionally
eager to keep safely away from hunt supporters while filming their activities
has been charged with murder and remanded in custody! Morse is not the first
person to die in the killing fields of England in recent years. Usually
the hunters do the killing and the saboteurs try to intervene and can pay
a heavy price. In 1976 William Sweet was gunned down by a blood sport fanatic.
In 1993 15 year old Tom Worby was killed by huntsman Tony Ball in the Cambridgeshire
countryside. Mike Hill was 18 in 1991 when Cheshire huntsman Alan Summersgill
killed him. None of the assailants were so much as arrested for murder.
There was little media coverage. No one was held in custody and threatened
with life in prison or charged with anything! The murders of three peace
loving youngsters remain unsolved. Many other violent attacks on anti hunt
protesters by hunt supporters remain either un-investigated or unsolved.
response to this death of someone thought to be engaged in a violent criminal
conspiracy should be the immediate enforcement of the Hunting Act. It must
not be used as an excuse to impede hunt monitors investigating these violent
criminal gangs. Public citizens should not have to risk their lives collecting
evidence of criminal activity when others are paid to do this job. Four
years after the law was passed many hunts have publicly stated their intention
to continue breaking it by massacring wild animals and spitting in the face
of the majority of UK citizens.
time the violence and intimidation stopped.
Moore speaks out over the lack of action on illegal hunting:
monitor cleared 17/3/10 read
hunt monitor feared violence 10/3/10 read
jury retires in gyrocopter case 16/3/10 read
jury sees film of hunt death 3/3/10 read
man denies killing
hunter 5/10/09 read
hunt monitor freed 24/4/09 read