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Protester 'whipped' by huntswoman, charged by horse during ugly United Kingdom countryside clash

Protester 'whipped' by huntswoman, charged by horse during ugly United Kingdom countryside clash

A confrontation between an English hunting club and activists against hunting took a freaky twist as a woman rider was caught on camera using her riding crop to whip a masked man who was trying to grab onto her reins.

The self-proclaimed saboteurs posted a video of the encounter on Facebook.

Sussex Police and the East Sussex & Romney Marsh Hunt Club has been asked to comment.

The protesters last night claimed that she had used her whip 17 times during the altercation at Pevensey Marshes, Sussex.

"The informant was not a witness to the incident, but police have now identified the alleged victim and an investigation is under way".

The hunstwoman whipping the man
DAVE RUDGE NEWS PAINFUL She whipped him a total of 17 times

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to report online at https://sussex.police.uk/appealresponse or call 101 quoting serial 585 of 18/11.

The man reportedly received a bruise and a bump to the head, but did not require medical treatment.

And a spokesperson for the Countryside Alliance said, "As we have always known, the reality is that the anti-hunting movement is far more about the hatred of people who hunt than the love of animals".

In a second video by the same group the female rider appears to approach the camera person and tell them to "get back on the road". "Hunts comply with the Hunting Act 2004, however, they are still plagued by balaclava-clad animal rights activists who intimidate and harass hunt supporters and landowners".

It seems like just a heated war of words - but one of the protesters then grabs the horse's bridle and the angry rider lashes out furiously.

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In response, she yells: "Get off my horse, get off my horse" as she repeatedly whips the man.

"It is clear by this film that the woman rider is using her horse as a means of out-and-out aggression", another commenter opposing the rider's assault wrote. "But in this case I have to disagree with your actions, by grabbing the head collar like that, not only could you [have] injured the horse, but the rider could also [have] been thrown off which could [have] resulted in either no injuries, minor injuries or very serious".

Warning they are filming, the hunt saboteurs shout: 'Don't charge horses into people.

Brighton Hunt Saboteurs said it had attended the meeting to make sure no illegal hunting took place.

They insisted they were the victims of an unprovoked attack and claiming the huntswoman simply "lost the plot".

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