What else can I do?
Have you contacted your candidates already but want to do more?
There are lots of other ways you can help protect the Hunting Act. Here are some suggestions:
Host an event
Why not host an event to raise awareness about the threat to the hunting ban in your home or town hall? You could show the pre-ban hunt footage and invite your MP, friends and family to attend. If you are thinking of hosting such an event we would be grateful if you could let us know by emailing email@example.com
Write a letter to your local paper
Why not write to your local paper highlighting your support for the hunt ban and asking that your MP support the Hunting Act and any amendment to improve it. Read IFAW’s guide to writing a letter to your local paper for some tips.
Ask your MP for his or her views face-to-face
You can go to your MP’s surgery and ask them directly to support the Hunting ban. Why not print out a copy of the No Return to Cruelty report (.pdf) and give it to your MP.
Ask your MP to watch IFAW’s footage of pre-ban hunting
Ask your MP to watch IFAW’s footage of pre-ban hunting to show them the cruelty that would return to our countryside if the Hunting Act is repealed, or other videos you can find on our website that illustrate the enforcement problem that justifies calling for an improvement of the Act.. You could suggest they go to http://www.ifaw.org/noreturntocruelty to see the footage, or our YouTube page. You could also hold a screening at your home for friends to encourage them to become involved in IFAW’s campaign.
Join IFAW’s Facebook page or set up your own campaign there. IFAW’s materials and information can be used for this purpose, but please do so with proper attribution to IFAW and respect for the political process.
Tell your friends about IFAW’s anti-hunting campaigns.
Encourage them to join you in doing all they can to ensure the Hunting Act remains in place.
We would be interested to learn what activities you are organising in your local area and what has worked well. Please keep us posted or contact us for further advice by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raise funds to help our campaign
You can help support IFAW’s anti-hunting campaigns by collecting donations that will enable us to continue our important work.
Display our footage on your website or blog
Cut and paste the following code into the HTML of your site or blog:
<object height="344" width="425"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCoT-GnPC3U" /> <embed allowscriptaccess="always" width="425" allowfullscreen="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="344" src="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCoT-GnPC3U"></embed>
Additional resources about the ban on hunting with dogs: