Brian May will be taking outside Parliament on Tuesday in support of the Hunting ban.
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BRIAN MAY TO LEAD ANTI–FOX HUNTING RALLY
UK’s Leading Animal-Protection Groups to Call On Lawmakers to Keep Hunting Act Intact
Ahead of Wednesday’s free vote, Queen guitarist and committed animal campaigner Brian May – along with May’s Save Me Trust, PETA, the RSPCA, the League Against Cruel Sports, Born Free, Lush and Humane Society International – will descend on Westminster, urging policymakers to keep Britain humane by keeping the Hunting Act intact. The group will let the public in on the high stakes of the vote: that amending the existing rules to increase the number of dogs allowed to flush out wild animals would, for all intents and purposes, make fox hunting legal again.
“UK citizens have made their voices heard and support a ban on the cruel and destructive practice of hunting these vulnerable, fragile animals”, says PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi. “We’re calling on decisionmakers to heed their constituents by maintaining the current limit on hunting with dogs.”
“We are appalled and shocked that the government would try to bring back fox hunting in 2015. It is turning the clock back on cruelty and against the will of 80% of the population” says Save Me Trust CEO Anne Brummer.
Tom Quinn, Director of Campaigns for the League Against Cruel Sports says the groups coming together on Tuesday, known collectively as Team Fox, represent not only the majority of Britain but, “all the animals that are targeted by hunts, including deer and hares.” He says that “Hunters are a minority who like to make animals suffer in the name of ‘sport’. They don’t represent the countryside. Team Fox is determined to ensure that MPs understand the truth about what hunting really is, and vote the way the public want them to vote with no compromise – and keep cruelty history.”
Wednesday’s upcoming vote threatens to overturn a limit on hunting with more than two dogs – a decision that would doom countless animals to the terror of long, exhausting chases that typically end only when they’ve been torn apart.
Where: Old Palace Yard, SW1, Westminster, London
When: Tuesday, 14 July, 11 am
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13 July 2015 by James Crawley
Animal rights activists will descend on Westminster on Tuesday (July 14) with one clear message: keep the Hunting Act intact.
On Wednesday (July 15) MPs will vote to either keep the law as it stands or change it, which could make fox hunting legal. Queen guitarist Brian May will head the campaign march, which will include PETA, the RSPCA, the League Against Cruel Sports, Born Free, Lush and Humane Society International.
Tory MPs will hold a free vote, meaning its MPs are free to vote as they please. Labour are expected to vote in favor of keeping the law which they introduced in 2004. They have called on the SNP to get involved, who would not normally vote on matters which have no affect on Scotland, and rebel against the Conservatives.
Speaking ahead of the vote, PETA director Mimi Bekhechi said: “UK citizens have made their voices heard and support a ban on the cruel and destructive practice of hunting these vulnerable, fragile animals. We’re calling on decisionmakers to heed their constituents by maintaining the current limit on hunting with dogs.”
Save Me Trust CEO Anne Brummer said: “We are appalled and shocked that the government would try to bring back fox hunting in 2015. It is turning the clock back on cruelty and against the will of 80% of the population.”