Campaigners on Reading’s streets call for an end to fox hunting on National Trust land
Posted 29th July 2021
Volunteers and staff from the leading national animal welfare charity, including one in a fox costume, gathered on Bond Street and outside the station to urge the public to take action and sign up to its National Trust campaign.
The day of action in Reading is one of a series of League actions taking place across the country this summer ahead of the National Trust’s 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.
Nick added: “Our day in Reading involved staff and volunteers meeting hundreds of interested local residents who signed up to our campaign about the National Trust licensing hunting.
“Our cute and fluffy foxes waving their flags enthusiastically brought a smile to people’s faces and our advertising billboard outside the station highlighted our key message – ask the National Trust to stop hunting on its land and vote on the issue at an AGM in October.”
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.
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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.