The family of a huntswoman filmed whipping a saboteur have been sent vicious hate mail after her death in a riding accident.
Jane Goring, 57, fell from her horse during a drag hunt – a sport where riders and hounds chase an artificial scent.
She died earlier this month, weeks after learning she was facing a private prosecution for assault after being filmed last year thrashing an animal rights activist up to 17 times with her riding crop.
Her grieving family were sent a newspaper clipping reporting on the video with the words karma and justice scrawled across it.
A not attached to the clipping read: Yay! Karma rules.
What a nasty evil b***h. Not guilty? LIAR.
Justice has been done HAHA!
A source close to the family, who wanted to remain anonymous, told The Sun Online, they believed another hunt saboteur was responsible.
They are sick human beings, the source is quoted as saying.
Im sorry, but theyre not animal lovers, they dont care about anybody – theyre disgusting.
Mid Surrey Farmers Draghounds announced the death of Mrs Goring, also known as Jane Miller, on Facebook on November 8.
It wrote: We very much regret to inform you that Jane Goring was tragically killed whilst out dragging yesterday at Leigh.
On behalf of the masters and members of the drag hunt, we send our condolences and thoughts to Richard and Janes family at this awful time.
The source said: People need to know the truth about Jane – she was an honest, loving, caring person and I believe that should be out there.
She was one of my best friends and my rock through so many things – this is just horrendous.
She said she has reported the note to police.
Just days after she died, some anti-hunt activists mocked Mrs Gorings death, including the group Stop the Cull, which wrote on Facebook she wont be missed by us.
Footage was released in November last year by hunt saboteurs showing the huntswoman shouting get off my horse while whipping a man 17 times.
It was filmed during a ride by the East Sussex and Romney Marsh Hunt Club in Pevensey, East Sussex.
The saboteurs claim she used her horse to push them back while another masked man rushes in front of the horse, taking hold of the bridle.
Brighton Hunt Saboteurs said it attended the meeting to make sure no illegal hunting took place.
The group insists it was the victim of an unprovoked attack and claim Mrs Goring simply lost the plot.
Police concluded that there was insufficient evidence and dropped the case.
However last month she appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court to face two criminal charges through a civil prosecution.
She denied beating Simon Medhurst with her whip and Shirley Makin with her horse.