Hunt saboteur Mike Hill was killed by members of the Cheshire beagles hunt on Saturday 9th Feb 1991.
Mike Hill became the first hunt saboteur to be killed whilst trying to protect wildlife. Mike was only 18 and for two years lived and breathed animal rights, not just dogs and cats but every living creature. He was a VEGAN, worked at both Heavens Gate Sanctuary and Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre, and was an active sab with Yeovil sabs and Merseyside sabs.
Mike was too nice a person for this world. There was no hurt nor malice in his soul.
He thought good of everyone and everything. He was quiet, unassuming, softly spoken, and gentle.
He lived and died for his beliefs.
No charges have yet been proffered against the two huntsmen.
No one has ever been brought to justice for his death.
The killing of Mike Hill has devastated his family, his friends, hunt saboteur groups all over the country and at Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre and Heavens Gate Sanctuary. His name, his love, affection, caring for all, and dedication to the movement will live on.
He will be in our thoughts forever.💚
The story: On 9. February in 1991, Mike Hill was deliberately run over and killed during a meet of the Cheshire Beagles.
His death came about at the end of the day’s hunting, when huntsman Allan Summersgill, with no-kill under his belt, boxed up the hounds in a small blue trailer being towed by a pick-up truck.
Mike and two fellow Merseyside sabs jumped onto the back of the truck in order to prevent the huntsman from driving to another location to continue hunting. Summersgill sped off down winding country roads for five miles with the terrified sabs clinging onto the back.
It is thought that Mike jumped from the pick-up as it slowed to take a bend. He failed to clear the truck and was crushed between the truck and the trailer. Mike died on the spot.
Despite the thud of Mike’s body and the screams of the other sabs, the heartless huntsman continued driving for a further mile.
The truck only halted when one of the sabs smashed the rear window of the cab. The sab was hit with a whip as he tried to stop the truck.
Once it had stopped one sab ran back to Mike’s prone body while the other ran to a nearby house to call for an ambulance. Summersgill drove off, later turning himself in at a police station.
Despite the details of the case, an inquest improbably arrived at a verdict of “Accidental Death” no charges
And I mean…when such “accidents” occur during hunting sabotage, the hunters are happy.
They think this will bring fear and anxiety to future actions. But to this day there are still hunting sabotages, and many with success.
Most likely the judges of that time were also hunters. Therefore most of them are not interested in finding out the truth at all.
And offenders are declared innocent. Even Hit and run leads to no accusation.
We live in a perpetrator-friendly justice and society
regards and good night, Venus