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A rural nightmare while Otis dishes out the arrogance

I’m from a small village in South Shropshire where I have lived all my life. My partner and I love going for long walks with our three dogs and appreciate the beauty of the countryside. About seven years ago, ‘Otis’ Ferry moved into the old ‘Gamekeeper’s’ Cottage on the outskirts of the village. After dusk on Friday, March 3rd 2006, we took our dogs for a long walk through the local [picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=Otis+ferry&iid=2906493″ src=”d/b/a/8/Otis_Ferry_Is_3a89.jpg?adImageId=12960122&imageId=2906493″ width=”135″ height=”170″ /]lanes and when we were about eighty yards past the entrance of Mr. Ferry’s lengthy driveway, we heard the most horrific cries of a dog resounding from his property.

We ran back towards the end of the driveway where we witnessed Mr. Ferry, clearly lit up by his bright security light, repeatedly beating a dog with what was either a wooden or metal pole about five feet in length until the dog fell silent. As Mr. Ferry was beating this dog, he twice shouted “Now look what you’ve done !!’. He lifted up the lifeless body of a white long haired Jack Russell and threw it into the boot of his Range Rover. Unaware of our presence, I had to shout several times that I was calling the Police!

Mr Ferry appeared somewhat stunned and annoyed that his violent behavior had been witnessed at this isolated location and shone a searchlight at us, shouting back “Go back to the hostel”. Frustrated and certainly rather than take the law into his own hands, my partner decided to punish ‘Otis’ with a bluff, alleging that his “act of violence was caught on camcorder.”

We then started to make our way back home as quickly as possible to report the incident but within minutes, a panic stricken ’Otis’ Ferry came speeding alongside us in the lane. This particular part of the lane was narrow with steep embanked hedging and Mr. Ferry used his Range Rover to threaten and make us feel uncomfortable. We managed to lose him and when we got home we called the Police and the RSPCA. The RSPCA got back to us saying there was “Nothing they could do because they did not find the body of a dog“.

The Police informed us they had contacted Mr. Ferry and he’d told them that “His bitches were in season making a lot of noise and that he went outside to quiet them down.” There was also a couple in the lane being a nuisance”. Based on the lack of evidence, the Police decided not to take things further. On a hunting Saturday in January 2008, we witnessed three very nervous Jack Russell’s with terrible facial injuries on Mr. Ferry’s property. Since making the complaint regarding Mr Ferry’s beating of his dog, incidents of harassment have been made. A dead Badger has been placed on our vehicle and a dead fox left on our door step. Whilst we cannot conclusively prove that Mr Ferry was the bearer of these unwelcome gifts, it does seem suspicious that the dead animals began to appear shortly after our complaints to the Police.

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Hunting violence hidden by fantasy

Each year we are led to belive that those that hunt are law-abiding and pillars of the community. It is implied all to often in many parts of the press and media that is is nasty protestors who cause trouble.

The press go to great lengths to gloss over any wrongdoing by hunters inJust some nice hunt followers out for a stroll trying to deny the true picture to the public.  So when violence occurs and there is an arrest or Court case, it is exscused as if the person was pervoked and that they could not possibly do what is claimed.

Well we in this campaign reject the notion that all who hunt are law-abiding and also that they are non violent. There are endless records of assaults, GBH and criminal damage carried out by hunters and their followers against protestors and anti hunt monitors.

This level of criminality deserves too be placed in reality and not the fantasy world PR spin merchants of the Countryside Alliance live in.

Huntsman Otis Ferry getting ready to pelt eggsThis video shows just how violent members of hunts can be, now this is not our video. Like many we found this on You Tube but such is the shocking way protestors are targeted by hunt members for violence that its important that you see for yourself.

Breaking the law to pursue animal cruelty is just one aspect of the arrogance many in the hunting lobby show towards society. Yet even they go further by the sheer number of criminal attacks carried out by huntsman and Terrier men.

No excuse, no defence hunting is wrong and so to is the assumption by hunters that they think they are above the law.

If you want to see more videos like this and also some videos of our wildlife in their natural world then visit our Fox in Parliament You Tube channel.

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