Joe Hashman joined the Hunt Saboteurs Association in 1982. He worked for the League Against Cruel Sports and was part of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s ‘Hunting Act Enforcement Team’ for ten years from 2006 to 2016. Integral to many groundbreaking investigations, exposés and prosecutions, Joe has also successfully defended his anti hunting beliefs in the European Court Of Human Rights and various domestic legal arenas.
In the first case of its kind, under the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003, barrister Ivan Hare (instructed by Bindmans LLP) established that Joe Hashman’s beliefs in the sanctity of life and the moral duty to avoid unnecessary suffering to animals constitute a philosophical belief for the purposes of discrimination law, and he succeeded in his claim under the 2003 Regulations at Southampton Employment Tribunal.
Joe Hashman is the Founder of Hounds Off.