Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt farmer

This is the shocking moment a group of hunt saboteurs were chased by a tractor driver who tipped manure over their van.

During the video footage, members of the Lincoln Hunt Saboteurs, a group taking action against blood sports in Lincolnshire, are filmed being pursued by a tractor with a bucket full of manure in Hixon, Staffordshire.

The protesters, were attacked as they monitored the activities of the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt.

The hunt, which sees hounds being released into the English countryside, starts in September and takes place two days a week on Tuesday and Saturday.

In the video the tractor tips the bucket sending manure cascading onto the roof and through the open window of the van.

One of the saboteurs can be heard saying: ‘They are pouring sh*t on us – I’m covered in poo, wonderful!’

The 1.45 minute footage has since gone viral after it was posted on the group’s Facebook group following the incident on December 1.

A spokesperson for the Lincoln Hunt Saboteurs group said: ‘Its bumpkin justice.

‘If the hydraulics failed on the tractor, it could have crashed into the vehicle and killed people – it could have been fatal.

‘We often get intimidation like this and we need to make sure people are aware of it.

‘We are a sab (sic) group that are their most of the time, we don’t do anything illegal and we largely monitor the activities of hunts.

‘If there doing nothing illegal then they can’t object to our presence.

‘If they do anything illegal then will take non-violent direct action, like laying false scent trails for the dogs to help the fox escape.

‘The incident has been reported to the police.

‘There were 12 of us altogether, seven in the van I was in and five on the van that was attacked with the tractor.

‘You could see some of the hunts supporter laughing at us when it happened. It was because we ruined their day.

‘This sort of stuff goes on all the time and the police do nothing about it.

‘Many members of groups like ours have had dead foxes left on their steps, they’ll do anything to intimate us.’

MailOnline have contacted Staffordshire Police for comment.

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