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A saboteur’s Landrover, or ‘landy’, is perhaps the most prized and key piece of equipment a group owns. Needed to transport sabs to meets and keep up with the hunt over rough terrain, a saboteur’s vehicle is a major component to saving wildlife. The back of this landy had been decorated with an array of stickers, ranging from anti-fox hunting and anti-badger cull to anti-tories and human liberation. A prime example of how a sab’s passion against cruelty extends beyond foxes and badgers, the inside of this Landrover door itself represents equality, peace and compassion, and the people who give up their time and risk their safety to fight for the lives of others.
All Creatures Great and Small
Sabbing isn’t all about foxes and badgers - sabs will do all they can to help wildlife they find along the way. On New Year’s Day when the targeted hunts had been cancelled, this rabbit was spotted at the side of the road whilst driving to check another location. They were dazed, slow and docile, with severely swollen eyes as a result of myxomatosis - a terrible disease very common in rabbits that is more often than not fatal. This poor creature ended up being put to sleep by a vet later that day, but instead of drawn-out suffering or becoming roadkill, their final hours were spent warm and comfortable in the arms of a sab.
You Can't Hurt Them Anymore
Aside from fox hunting, sab activity is largely centred around fighting the annual badger cull. There is little evidence to suggest the badger cull is effective, and can actually increase bovine TB in surrounding areas. “It’s corrupt and unscientific. The government needs to back down and admit it doesn’t work." Sabs will go out during the cull and destroy badger traps, as well as any other animal traps such as the Larsen trap in this image. An effort is being made by wildlife trusts to work with farmers and persuade them to have the badgers on their land vaccinated instead of culled. “They need to move to accurate cattle TB testing and badger vaccination as soon as possible, and drop the pretence that killing badgers help the fight against bovine TB."
Carry It Home
"We are just ordinary people who are dedicated and passionate about protecting wildlife from persecution. I'm very proud of my fellow sabs. It takes a special kind of person to have that fire in your belly to stand up and take action."