Freddie the Fox and friends urge party leaders to protect hunting ban

Monday, 26 April, 2010
(Bristol, 22 April 2010) – IFAW in Action’s fox, hare and stag are in Bristol today (Thur) ahead of the televised leaders’ debate to urge all three parties to protect the hunting ban.

Freddie the Fox, along with his friends Harriet Hare and Stan Stag, will be outside the venue for the leaders’ debate in the city to remind members of the public and politicians to safeguard the Hunting Act and ensure no return to cruelty.

Freddie Fox can be spotted at events by all three of the main parties in the run-up to the General Election.

IFAW in Action Campaigns Manager Josey Sharrad said: “We’re here today to ask all our potential future leaders to vote to keep the Hunting Act and stop British wildlife from being killed for fun. I want to remind them that the majority of the British public want to see our wildlife protected.

“We want to remind voters, politicians and party leaders why the Hunting Act was introduced – to stop foxes, deer, hares and mink from being chased and killed for so-called sport.

“We must safeguard the hunting ban to ensure no return to cruelty.”

Conservative Party leader David Cameron has pledged to hold a free vote on possible repeal of the Hunting Act if he becomes Prime Minister.

IFAW in Action is urging members of the public to ask their candidates where they stand on a range of animal welfare issues, including hunting with dogs, to ensure that animals have a voice in the election. Voters can find out more by visiting

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