Today we had a meeting with our Assembly Member who understands and sympathises with our position with regard to the UK's dwindling wildlife. We feel the meeting went well in that we included all the arguments in favour of putting an end to those who partake in recreational animal abuse. The pro blood sports lobby (Countryside Alliance) are putting extreme pressure on to the Welsh government to ignore those who they regard as animal rights nutters, most of whom, they say, are not from Wales. However we reminded our Assembly member that many people also holiday in Wales and don't want to see animal abusers in and around our forests terrorising and killing foxes. Please keep sharing this petition. We aim to publicise this petition in the media before Christmas when it will be handed over to the Welsh Government.
We cannot allow a minority of animal killers to carry on terrorising our beautiful fox population. Onwards and upwards. Let's win this!
To: Welsh government
STOP FOX HUNTING ON NATURAL RESOURCES WALES LAND
We need to put an end to licencing fox hunts on Natural Resources Wales land, not least because its unnecessary. The fox pictured in the photo attached was the victim of a Welsh pack - used to train young hounds. We believe this fox had been strung up and dangled to excite hounds into attacking her. These foot packs (gun packs) are the same hunts obtaining licences from Natural Resources Wales to hunt our Welsh forests. These hunts are only allowed to hunt one forest 'twice only' in a season but we believe they are changing the name of their hunts to obtain more licences.
Why is this important?
It is outrageous that fox hunts are still being allowed to kill and maim foxes in Welsh forests. the last date for killing our foxes on public land occurred 30th December 2018 - just a week ago. Please sign and share this petition to put an end to this cruelty.
How it will be delivered
This petition will be handed over the Welsh Government in protest at fox hunts being allowed access to Welsh forests. I will stage a press conference.