Foxhunter filmed squirting fox urine in elderly protester’s face

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This is the shocking moment a hunter squirted fox urine in the face of an elderly protester.

The 64-year-old victim, known only as Bob, was said to be left feeling sick and needing blood tests after the incident in Kent.

The confrontation happened when saboteurs were following the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt on New Year’s Eve 2018.

Chasing foxes with hounds is illegal but hunting groups such as Ashford Valley still have trail hunts which involve hounds tracking fox scent.

Footage shows Bob asking what they had used to lay the scent for the dogs, to which one hunter Julie Hadlow replies ‘p***’.

Seconds later, she turns and squirts the bottle at the protester.

This is the moment foxhunter Julie Hadlow squirts fox urine into the face of an elderly protester (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

Hadlow then appears to smirk as she rides away from the shocked protester.

Harry Blackhurst, of West Kent Hunt Sabs, said: ‘The 64-year-old in our group is affectionately known as ‘Uncle Bob’.

‘He was really shaken up after the incident and when he got back in the vehicle he absolutely reeked.

‘We almost had to ask him to get out because we were feeling sick being around him.

‘He had terrible blocked sinuses and a bad sore throat.

Footage shows Ms Hadlow reply ‘p***’ when asked what’s in the bottle before squirting the protester (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

‘He actually went to the doctors about it after and had a blood test.

‘We didn’t know what was in that bottle. It could have been anything.

‘Think of all the diseases foxes could carry.

‘No matter what the hunters throw at us, whether it’s fox juice, shooting down our drone or violence, we will not be deterred in the pursuit of justice for our wildlife.’

Hadlow, 51, was given a 12-month conditional discharge at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and ordered to pay £640 court courts after being found guilty of common assault.

Julie Hadlow of Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt clashed with saboteurs on a trail hunt on New Year’s Eve 2018 (Picture:Kennedy News and Media)

Mr Blackhurst said trail hunters can claim it is an ‘accident’ if trail hunt dogs pick up the scent of a live fox and chase the animal.

He said: ‘It would be up to the police to prove that it wasn’t an accident.

‘That’s why we do what we do.’

A spokesperson from the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt said: ‘We do not condone any form of law-breaking, even in the face of extreme provocation, personal harassment, malicious trespass and other offences that hunts are regularly subjected to by animal rights activists.

‘The hunt acts lawfully within the confines of the Hunting Act 2004 and takes every measure to ensure this legislation is adhered to.

‘For trail-laying we use an ethically sourced scent which is derived from the products of a controlled wildlife management programme.’


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