The Festival of Hunting

A festival celebrating the persecution of animals and it must be stopped.

What is the Festival of Hunting?

The Festival of Hunting is now recognised as the annual showcase for the world of hunting - a 'sport' that was banned in 2005. Hounds representing over 100 packs from across the UK will be at the Peterborough venue for the annual celebration and we want to see it end. 

Hunting was banned in England and Wales in 2005, however the League compiled figures for 2020 which revealed 485 separate eye-witness reports of suspected illegal fox hunting, plus 300 reports relating to illegal cub hunting, despite the Covid-19 lockdowns.

Hunts claim they are ‘trail’ hunting, but there is no such thing. Last year on a leaked zoom webinar, hunters themselves were caught seeming to admit that trail hunting is a “smokescreen” for real hunting.

Despite 85 per cent of people opposing hunting foxes with hounds a festival celebrating the cruel activity, is still allowed to continue.

Peterborough City Council has already banned hunting on its land and a letter against the festival written by a resident and supporters of the League, also featured in the Fenland Citizen. It’s time the council’s stance against hunting was put into action.

It is time the festival is cancelled.

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