My message to those MP's who think that hunting with dogs will be supported, think again:
"Dear Mr Rees-Mogg"
- Poison – this was a risky method as other animals might eat the poison and the fox would die slowly in its den.
- Trapping – this was a cruel way of killing. I completely agree with you here but why is using traps still legal?
- Shooting – that the marksman had to be extremely good to be able to shoot a fast running fox and hit it on target, killing it in one shot. That you needed to be an accurate shot otherwise the fox would die a slow death. However, farmers are able to employ excellent marksmen to kill foxes for them. I think that people should need licences to shoot animals based on shooting ability. Shooting happens at night when foxes are active. Lamping, with the use of a spotlight can be used on a fox, freezing them, so that they can be shot easily. This was demonstrated on a recent BBC programme on foxes. The Burns report said that this was the quickest and most humane method of killing wild animals.
- Hunting with dogs – you said that if you disregard the chase, the fox was killed very quickly by the dogs with a bite to the neck and were only ripped apart after they were already dead. You said that this method was quick and always certain. However, prior to the hunting with Dogs Act being passed, scientific research was carried out on dead foxes by vets doing autopsies. This is set out in the following article http://linkis.com/1GUKO with the conclusion being that trauma was found in the animals before death and that the death was not quick. Post-mortems showed no evidence that foxes are killed by a 'quick nip to the back of the neck' and found that in many cases foxes are disemboweled first.
|David Cameron MP with a hunt|
Fox hunting is something I despise. Jacob Rees-Mogg is in favour of bringing back hunting with dogs and so I went to see him back in 2015, heard his arguments (the same as he raised at the recent Ubley hustings where my mum asked the candidates on my behalf whether they would vote to bring back hunting with dogs), did my research, wrote explaining why his arguments sucked (above) and then did a video message to him two days before a vote was due in the House of Commons (with was withdrawn as the government knew they would lose. I never had a full letter from him in relation to the research on this issue.
The polls shows that 84% of the UK population both in the oppose hunting with dogs of foxes, 88% are against hunting deer adn 91% are against hunting hares. So what about the countryside, well 82% are against in rural areas like where I live and even 72% of actual Tory voters age against. So why would Teresa May prioritse such a vote and say that MP's will have a free vote, with important issues like Brexit to deal with (http://bit.ly/2qa5NUW)? For the same reason that tax has been reduced for the richest in this country (http://bit.ly/2r6TtK4) during times of "austerity". Our Conservative Government have prioritised helping their rich and elite friends and relatives, rather than serving the needs of the majority of the population. Watch this video with the facts http://bit.ly/2rRhwIY.
Mr Rees-Mogg told me that his stance on bringing back hunting with dogs was clear and so by voting for him, people within his constituency were giving him a clear mandate to vote for the return of hunting with dogs. Please do not vote for anyone who pledges to bring back hunting with dogs. If you live in my area, please do not vote for Jacob Rees-Mogg. Please do not give him a mandate by voting for another candidate.
No More Hunting with Dogs Part 1 http://bit.ly/1f5sIvj
No More Hunting with Dogs Part 2 http://bit.ly/1IAm4H0
No More Hunting with Dogs Part 3 http://bit.ly/1KP3XQf
Meeting with my conservative MP http://bit.ly/1K0ADUZ
Letter to Mr Rees-Mogg MP - http://bit.ly/1JaJS25
To Mr Rees-Mogg - I am fox video http://bit.ly/1I1E0NW
I believe that anyone who supports hunting with dogs has an inner cruelness and nastiness that must not to be acceptable in our civilised society. Cruelty towards animals is only one step away from cruelty toward humans. The inhumanity that the conservative government has shown to the poorest and most disabled people in this country as well as to refugees, to me, shows that clear link.
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