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Tell the Minister of the Department for Environment, Food, & Rural Affairs to ban hound hunts in the U.K. and to close all loopholes to the law. The hunts are reckless and dangerous for both animals and local residents. The brutal killing of an animal is not entertainment or sport!

Every year there are countless "accidents" that occur during hound hunts. A pack of hounds, ranging in numbers from 40-60 dogs, are released to chase a single fox. Once the hounds are on the scent of the fox, it is nearly impossible to call them off. While the hunters see the chase as a form of entertainment, wild animals are being brutally torn apart after being caught by the hounds. [1]

Although fox hunting has been banned in England and Wales since 2004, many hunters still illegally partake. The hunters use a loophole by calling these hound hunts "trail hunting," with the hounds following a scent trail, even though foxes are still being chased and killed. Still, the hunt doesn't usually stick to a particular trail.

Foxes aren't the only casualties; hound hunts often lead to the destruction of other vegetation and wildlife. Just this year, the animal sanctuary Celia Hammond Animal Trust — home to 130 rescue animals in varying stages of health — was victim to a hunt. A pack of hounds invaded and ran through the sanctuary, scaring the animals, and sending many fleeing into the woods. Many animals remained missing after the hounds attacked, with staff and volunteers fearing the missing animals had been killed. [2]

The list of victims goes beyond plants and animals. People who live in areas where hunts take place often feel trapped, as they are subjected to threats from hunters if they speak out against the hunts. Many residents attest that these hunts can have a large influence on their lives, and they feel they must accept these hunting practices to avoid such threats and intimidation. [3]

Help put an end to the cruel practices of hound hunting. Sign now and call for an explicit ban of hunting with hounds. Demand that the 2004 Hunting Act is updated with stronger restrictions that are appropriately enforced.

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To the Minister of the Department for Environment, Food, & Rural Affairs,

The blood sport of hound hunting needs to come to an end across the United Kingdom, and all legal loopholes need to be closed! Innocent animals do not deserve to be chased and then torn apart in the name of sport.

Animal torture is neither sport nor entertainment. Despite the ban of fox hunting in 2004, it continues to persist, as hunters have found ways to circumvent the law. Both the hunters and hounds are raising havoc and fear when they take part in these hunts, and they're leaving destruction in their wake. Vegetation and wildlife are often ravaged after these hunts occur.

Hunters have been known to threaten and intimidate people who oppose the illegal hunts, and this needs to stop. The 2004 Hunting Act must be updated with stronger restrictions that are sufficiently enforced.

Everyone needs to abide by the law, and those who disobey must face the appropriate penalties and prosecution.

Your swift action to these unlawful acts is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Feb 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) How can people find fun in such a cruel act? Please stop.
Feb 20, 2018 PAM THEMELIS PLEASE, STOP THIS CRUEL AND SICK "PLEASURE HUNT"!
Feb 20, 2018 dean grice
Feb 20, 2018 Beverly Ford
Feb 20, 2018 Lorna Day High Society has nothing better to do than kill other beings for entertainment? SIC people that should be in an institution.
Feb 20, 2018 Toni Kellner
Feb 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2018 Eleanor Kwasna
Feb 20, 2018 Karla Jespersen
Feb 20, 2018 delores krieger
Feb 20, 2018 Beth Palumbo Stop this cruel "entertainment". Why do that to a beautiful, helpless fox?
Feb 20, 2018 Elaine Hadidiacos
Feb 20, 2018 Jennifer Gaffney
Feb 20, 2018 Diane LaCorte
Feb 20, 2018 Karen Coll
Feb 20, 2018 Meredith Tucker
Feb 20, 2018 Candice Eye
Feb 20, 2018 Toni Finch I have never understood this so-called sport. Please end it now.
Feb 20, 2018 Christine Jorzik
Feb 20, 2018 Patricia Holden
Feb 20, 2018 Steinunn Axelsdóttir
Feb 20, 2018 LINDA SPIRIDIGLIOZZI STOP HOUND HUNTING.
Feb 20, 2018 Breka Gunn
Feb 20, 2018 Kinga Zamecki
Feb 20, 2018 Enid Breakstone
Feb 20, 2018 Carol Graves
Feb 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) Senseless cruelty for mere entertainment and sport. Why!?
Feb 20, 2018 Karla Corzatt
Feb 20, 2018 Nora Kinney
Feb 20, 2018 Russell Waller Finding loopholes around laws just to entertain yourselves with this cruel practice is unthinkable. Please stop this barbaric cruelty.
Feb 20, 2018 Kelley Waller Come on UK....you know this is cruel and wrong. Please stop it now.
Feb 20, 2018 Timothy Leslie
Feb 20, 2018 janet forman
Feb 20, 2018 stasia todd
Feb 20, 2018 Mary-Anne Boudreau
Feb 20, 2018 Lisa Gaudiosi
Feb 20, 2018 Maria Dimitrova
Feb 20, 2018 BOIS MYRIAM
Feb 20, 2018 maryse fioramonti
Feb 20, 2018 Bernard Cronyn
Feb 20, 2018 Ragnhild Brännström
Feb 20, 2018 Bonnie LeVasseur
Feb 20, 2018 Shana Babin
Feb 20, 2018 Evelyn Hein Have we not yet moved away from this barbaric practice, clothed in the disguise of elegant clothing, high class and expensive horses? Ugliness and cruelty is just that, regardless of how it is disguised.
Feb 20, 2018 DOLORES MORENO
Feb 19, 2018 Fred Luke With the royals as models for "sport" hunting, is it any surprise that blood sports thrive in the UK?
Feb 19, 2018 K. Allen It continues to amaze me that in this day and age there are still "people" out there who think nothing of killing other living beings.
Feb 19, 2018 Deborah Scharf
Feb 19, 2018 Carla Wittwer
Feb 19, 2018 Kim Huculiak THIS IS JUST PLAIN CRUEL TO ALL ANIMALS INVOLVED AND THAT INCLUDES THE HORSES AND THE DOGS AND THE FOXES!! END THIS NOW!! You should be put on the ANIMAL CRUELTY LIST AND EVERY NEWSPAPER CARRY THE NAMES OF YOUR PARTICIPANTS ON THE FRONT PAGES!!!!

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