by Hayley Caldaralo Storey
Please help to stop this barbaric practice which starts in August and ends in November each year. In the name of hunting, young fox-cubs are used to train young hounds, in a reduced woodland with
little to no chance of escape before being ripped apart by hounds. Should there be any chance of safety for these poor creatures, 'terrier-men' are on hand to ensure that they dig out the fox-cub
should it manage to go 'to ground.' Prior to this practice they block up any underground holes, such as known fox earths or badger setts, to prevent them having a safe place to hide.
Hunt followers surround the woods to ensure that any terrified fox-cubs trying to escape are 'flushed out' and scared back into the mouths of the pack of hounds.
We, the 80% of people in the United Kingdom who are against hunting in the United Kingdom, ask you to ensure that the Law is upheld and that this cruel and outdated practice of 'cubbing' is consigned to the history books, for ever. There need to be much tighter controls on ensuring that 'cubbing' does not take place and strict sanctions for those whom aid and abet it.
As a leading world player we need to make sure that this also extends to us leading the way on animal cruelty. We have stated our support against hunting in South Africa, let us do the same in Great Britain.