But Lee Moon, a spokesman from the Hunt Saboteurs Association, said the protesters did not have horns when the hound was run over. He said: "Five saboteurs were at the hunt, including four women, and my understanding is they had been monitoring the hunt. "They had not seen it for 45 minutes and did not do anything to drive it into the A38 - no one blew hunting horns or instigated this tragic incident." He claims the hunt was split, with some of the 40 hunters on each side of the A38. He believed the hunt was attempting to cross the road when the hound was killed, he said.