Being a hunt saboteur, you will save foxes from being ripped apart by dogs, on the order of huntsmen and women, after being chased for miles feeling utter terror.
There is not only the cruelty to the fox to consider, as there has been terrible cases of cruelty to the dogs that has come to light. Dogs can get badly injured, and when they are past their prime for hunting, they are killed. The same goes for the horses used.
Since 2005, killing prey with dogs has been illegal in the UK. Hunts ignore this and continue to enjoy causing agony and terror to foxes.
The law is not well enforced, so people using direct action and try to sabotage hunts is the main way to save foxes from this awful fate. There are a number of ways the hunts can get around the law. One way, incredibly, is for them to claim that the dogs killing the fox was an accident!
When people think about fox hunts, they often have images of people on horses wearing distinctive red or black coats and boots. This can be the case, but in less affluent areas the occasion is not an upper crust affair and is done on foot in regular clothes by country folk.
Image: Fox hunting can be done on horses or on foot
Hunt sabbing involves a lot of physical activity and you need to be quite fit to take part. If you are not fit when you start, you soon will be!