‘Monitor’ the mock ‘hunt’ in central London and you could win a prize

Have you already seen it?

To raise public awareness about the current threat the Hunting Act 2004 is under because the Government is considering introducing an amendment that will most likely render the Act unenforceable, IFAW and its ‘animal friends’ were in central London on Thursday this week to highlight the issue.

Related: Chasing through London to save wildlife

If you watch this video you will have a glimpse ‘behind the scenes’ of the team in Parliament Square, where a ‘mock’ hunt between two ad vans, one with a photo of a stag and a fox chased by the other with a photo of a pack of hounds, took place for several hours. You will also see the role that Freddie the fox, Harriet the hare, and Stan the stag, had in the whole operation.

This was not an isolated event. On Friday the vans were out again in London chasing each other, and they will be back next week too (week commencing 24 March 2014). So we thought that if you happen to see this eye catching ‘chase’ when you are out and about, you may want to take a photo of it and send it to us, as our Wildlife Crime Investigators constantly do when they are monitoring the activities of real hunts. If you do, you can win the crystal fox you will see at the end of the video, and it could be handed over to you by none other than Brian May if you are able to come to this year’s Wildlife Rocks festival on 5 May in Guildford, where IFAW will have a stand.

Anyone could be the winner. The only thing you have to do is take a good photo of the van/s, tweet it adding @IFAWUK in your tweet, and the photo we will like the most will win the prize. Alternatively, you can post the photo in Facebook, and then send us a copy by either direct message, or by email.

We want as many people as possible to see the message written on the vans, which is: “Don’t let the Government bring back hunting. Tell your MP to vote ‘NO’ to the Hunting Act Amendment”.


Help us stop this by telling your MPs that we do not want a return to cruelty.

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