Campaigners on Exeter’s streets call for an end to fox hunting on National Trust land

“The overwhelming majority of the public oppose fox hunting and it’s time to consign this barbaric activity to the history books for good.” - Nick Weston, Head of Campaigns at League Against Cruel Sports.

The National Trust to its credit paused the licensing of trail hunting after this, but it is now time to have the ban made permanent.

The National Trust is expected to hold its AGM in October when there will be a vote in which members will get the chance to call for a permanent ban on the licensing of trail hunting.

The day of action in Exeter is one of a series of League actions taking place across the country this summer.

Nick Weston added: “Staff and volunteers from the West Country took to the streets of Exeter today to highlight our concerns about the National Trust licensing trail hunting or fox hunting.

“We had a successful day and spoke to hundreds of people, getting them to sign up to our campaign to end the licensing of fox hunting on National Trust land for good, and making them aware of the vote at the AGM in October."


Notes to editors

Enclosed are links to two photos of the League Against Cruel Sports ‘fox’, staff, volunteers and members of the public in Exeter.

Link to photo one

Link to photo two

Enclosed is a link to our web page on the realities of what trail hunting really is.

Social distancing, masks and hand sanitisers were used at all times and staff took a Covid-19 lateral flow test in advance of the day of campaigning. 

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