Stop Hunting Down Terrified Foxes for Sport

Target: Steve Barclay, UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Goal: Enforce the Hunting Act strictly to end the alleged cruelty in fox hunting and safeguard animal welfare.

In the UK, traditional fox hunting, a subject of much debate and distress, reportedly continues under the guise of scented trail hunts. Despite the Hunting Act of 2004, which aimed to prohibit such practices, groups allegedly exploit loopholes to perpetuate what many deem as animal cruelty. This issue, highlighted by renowned Queen guitarist and animal rights advocate Brian May, suggests a disturbing disregard for animal welfare.

Critics, including May, assert that certain media outlets and political groups contribute to this situation by allegedly skewing public perception. May, a dedicated animal welfare proponent, emphasizes the supposed bias in media reporting, insinuating that publications like the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, and the Times might be misrepresenting the reality of these hunts. His concerns extend to the broader political landscape, accusing the Conservative government of failing to address these critical issues effectively.

This call for change is not just about politics; it’s a plea for compassion and justice for creatures unable to defend themselves. May’s words resonate with a profound truth: “Every creature on Earth is worthy of respect.” His advocacy, along with public outcry, demands a more stringent enforcement of the Hunting Act. Ensure that hunting traditions do not come at the cost of animal suffering.


Dear Steve Barclay,

We are reaching out to urge immediate and rigorous enforcement of the Hunting Act. Despite its implementation in 2004, alarming reports suggest that traditional fox hunting continues, allegedly exploiting legal loopholes. This not only undermines the Act’s intent but also reportedly subjects foxes and badgers to unnecessary cruelty.

Brian May, a prominent figure in animal rights advocacy, highlights the urgent need for action. He raises serious concerns about the role of certain media and political parties in perpetuating these practices. This situation requires more than passive acknowledgement; it demands proactive measures to protect these animals and uphold the spirit of the law.

We, therefore, request your office to scrutinize and enforce the Hunting Act with renewed vigor. It is imperative to close any loopholes that allow these practices to continue under different guises. Doing so will not only honor the intent of the law but also reflect a commitment to animal welfare and ethical hunting practices.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Yellowstone National Park

One Comment

  1. Jaime Perez says:

    These horrible, appalling hunts need to just be banned! This is excessive cruelty and inhumanity towards innocent foxes. They don’t deserve to be hunted for this sick sport.

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