Peterborough campaigners call on the National Trust to end fox hunting on its land
Posted 26th August 2021
Volunteers and staff from the leading national animal welfare charity, including one in a fox costume, gathered outside the cathedral to urge the public to take action and sign up to its National Trust campaign.
Nick Weston, head of campaigns at the League Against Cruel Sports said: “The public enjoyed seeing the League ‘fox’ and listening to what our campaign is about.
“One person we spoke to, told us they have just joined the National Trust and are shocked at two things: that hunting still goes on and the National Trust allow it on its land.”
The day of action in Peterborough 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.
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.
Notes to editors
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.