England: Over 80% Of The Great British Public Want Hunting To REMAIN Banned – Vote For Vinny !

See my recent post at:

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/05/13/england-vote-for-vinny/

 

 

Ow-ow-woww!

I’m upset!

Some peoples told me that there’s a chance that it might become legal to hunt me again? (And not just me – all my fox, deer and hare chums are in danger too)

A free vote on repealing the Hunting Act is in the manifesto of the Conservative Party. But why, when so many people are against it?

I don’t understand politics!

This clever moving picture thing tells everyone exactly how many peoples are against hunting. Please, please watch it and send this to everyone you know – including your political candidates. They need to know how unpopular doing this would be (and not just with me!)

 

See the great new moving picture (video) here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll00dUmWf9M

 

 

Thank you!

Want to help me some more? Here’s how!

Votes for Vinny

Have you voted for me yet? No? Why not!

Please do it now if you can – it only takes a fox’s heartbeat and it’ll tell all your candidate peoples what you think about hunting and increasing sentences for bad animal cruelty peoples. And please tell your friends you’ve done it!

Help me Crowdfund!

Please pledge towards our urgent crowdfunder appeal. With your support, we will highlight the threat to animals in this election, so that all electoral candidates can take notice of our calls to protect and strengthen animal welfare. Please pledge your support today!

Help me!!

Even if you can’t come and see me, there will be lots of chances for you good peoples to help my campaign! Could you hand out leaflets or talk to peoples? Put up posters? If you can do anything please email campaigns@league.org.uk and my friends will be in touch!

Share and share alike

I’ve been super busy this week and there’s loads of new blogs and photos on my VotesforVinny website. Please share them – go on, I’m really cute! And don’t forget to find me on Tweeter and Foxbook!

I’m going now.

Thank you wonderful person for helping me – it’s made me very happy!

Rrraaaaaarrk!

Vinny the Fox

Candidate for Animals

 

East Kent Murder – Photo – SAV.

Just one reason to KEEP THE BAN !

 

 

 

England: Anti Hunt March – London – Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2017.

 

 

Sign the petition to keep the hunt ban:

https://www.change.org/p/theresa-may-mp-keep-the-ban-on-fox-hunting-06917243-6592-46bb-86df-ebc09a9b5b86/u/20263676?utm_medium=email&utm_source=72871&utm_campaign=petition_update&sfmc_tk=HoWt07bkZksJbFN23VFh%2fhwVOKBwEXf9RSoMI0Ej9mMMFaMyx%2bAhkR5kWe1jQDEx

774,000 sigs and rising.

 

Anti-Hunt Campaign Day, May 29th.

A march in London with guest speakers and surprises, it’s a Bank Holiday so please consider coming along to meet up and support, we will give voice to the animals!

Details below. https://www.facebook.com/events/241667576311495/

Transport link-up page for anyone who requires assistance with attending https://www.facebook.com/March-Against-Hunting-with-Hounds-Transport-Page-1278555368931845/

As always, please share widely and continue to support the petition and the #keeptheban hashtag on all social media platforms and other mediums.

Thank you for your hard work,

LET’S MAKE IT A MILLION

Nicky

Check out our latest hunting post at:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/05/13/england-vote-for-vinny/

 

England: Vote For Vinny !

The Conservative Party want a return to hunting – see more at  https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/05/10/uk-conservative-party-wish-to-see-a-return-to-hunting-after-11-year-ban/

A major campaign has now started in the build up to the UK General Election on 8th June 2017.  We must not let the Conservatives repeal the hunting act which has been in place for around the last 11 years.

 

      

Support Vinny the fox and show your disgust at animal abuse in hunting.

 

Okay, I’m a fox cub, I’m not actually taking part in the election – don’t be daft.

·         But a Vote for Vinny means that you care about animals – and you think your human government should care for animals too. I don’t just mean foxes, I mean all animals (even dogs – it’s not their fault peoples make them chase me)

·         A Vote for Vinny means that you’ve moved from the dark days when peoples liked to kill animals like me for fun.

·         And a Vote for Vinny means that you think humans should protect animals like me by punishing those bad peoples who hurt us.

Will you vote for Vinny?

 

https://votesforvinny.org.uk/

 

Some clever humans tried to ban hunting long before I was born. It wasn’t just foxes who were grateful – deer, hares and those funny little minks were meant to be saved too.

But now I hear there’s a danger your people in power might want to start hunting us again?

 

I hate hunting –  https://votesforvinny.org.uk/i-hate-hunting/

 

Fox cub investigation –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHtc78NNMYs

 

FOR FOX SAKE KEEP THE BAN !

 

Visit the League Against Cruel Sports web site(s) at  

 

https://www.league.org.uk/election

 

https://www.league.org.uk/

 

 

In response to the Prime Minister’s renewed commitment to hold a free vote, League Against Cruel Sports CEO, Eduardo Goncalves said:

 

“Britain’s voters have been waiting to hear what the next government will be doing on key issues like the NHS, education and Brexit. It’s a shame that Parliamentary time will be spent on trying to make fox hunting legal again. Given that 84% of the public – and 72% of Conservative voters – want fox hunting to remain illegal, this smacks of a small minority with a cruel hobby wielding an inappropriately large influence over the people in charge.

“Personally I want to live in a caring Britain, a country that cares for its people, its countryside and its animals. I want people who are cruel to animals to face a maximum penalty of five years, not six months as it is now. I want us to be compassionate and care about animals dying in the name of sport, such as trophy hunting and hare coursing. I think most people want the same. Are we really going to turn the clock back to a time when killing animals for fun was legal? I’m sure many current and future MPs of all colours feel the same way, so we hope they stand up and be counted when the time comes.”

 

https://www.league.org.uk/news/league-against-cruel-sports-statement-on-pms-pledge-to-hold-a-free-vote-on-overturning-the-ban-on-fox-hunting

 

 

 

UK: Conservative Party Wish To See A Return To Hunting After 11 Year Ban !

Above – Blood Junkies – Huntsman Bloodbath.

We have had a hunting ban in the form of government legislation here in the UK for approximately 11 years.  Even today, around 84% of the British general public want to see a continuation of the hunting ban.

 

It took many years to bring about, and resulted in the deaths of several anti hunt campaigners.  We are proud to have done our bit regarding the ban.  But, as we pointed out in fairly recent posts regarding the old Prime Minister (PM) David Cameron, there has always been a wish by a certain sect of the Conservative Party to repeal the ban and return to hunting wild animals with dogs.

 

Just this week (May 2017) David Cameron’s replacement, Mrs May, has announced that she would like to see a return to foxhunting.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-fox-hunting-bring-back-ban-repeal-conservative-tories-general-election-rural-vote-a7726506.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/theresa-confirms-wants-bring-back-10387487

This disgusts us.  Fortunately the UK has a General Election this June and so people can now inform potential candidates how they feel about any possible repeal of the hunting act.  The ‘League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) is already well prepared for the fight and is working very hard on a campaign.  See news here:

https://www.league.org.uk/news/league-against-cruel-sports-statement-on-pms-pledge-to-hold-a-free-vote-on-overturning-the-ban-on-fox-hunting

After 11 years we do not want to see a return to British wildlife being killed and destroyed by the blood junkies of the pro hunt lobby.  We will do al we can to fight any change in legislation, but like many things the voice of the people is not really what counts – it will be left to the votes of a few hundred politicians in the Commons.

If it does ever return, Hunt Sabs will be back out protecting wildlife, as they always have done in the UK.  Without doubt, as in the past, things will get nasty and sabs will end up being killed by the blood junkies.  Is this what we want in 2017 ?

 

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, made a recent announcement:

 “Personally, I’ve always been in favour of fox hunting.”

However, the British public have made it very clear in the years of Tory rule that they do not agree with her outdated opinions. It’s time to tell May that her ‘personal’ opinions are not representative of the country she is paid to serve. 84% of the population have shown support for keeping Labour’s 2004 hunting ban in place, don’t let May repeal this important piece of legislation.

The practice of fox hunting involves setting a pack of dogs on a fox and then chasing it on horseback, usually in traditional dress. The “sport” is to many people a vicious and outdated pastime, and the idea of repealing the ban put in place by the Labour government, so that people like May can hunt and kill helpless creatures, is a horrific one.

Please sign this petition to show the Prime Minister how archaic her view is on the topic of hunting for sport, and show your support for the animals that the ban currently protects.

Please sign the petition at:

 

https://www.change.org/p/theresa-may-mp-keep-the-ban-on-fox-hunting-f3b34518-e964-4bb6-93e9-cc8a21496112?recruiter=13040565&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive

 

643,000 names and rising – add yours !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA: Another Excuse For Mass Kilings !!! – Shame On Them.

Dear Mark,

Another heartbreaking day.

The U.S. Senate has joined the House and voted to clear the way for the state of Alaska to authorize extreme killing methods such as shooting mother bears with cubs and killing wolves with pups on public lands that belong to all of us.

Mark, this is a disgraceful setback for wolves and other wildlife you love.

Help us fight for these imperiled predators with your urgent donation today.

Not even a year has passed since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued regulations to prevent Alaska’s excessive attacks on predators on national wildlife refuges. But in this extreme anti-wildlife environment, wolves, bears and other wildlife we love…have lost.

Congress used an obscure law called the Congressional Review Act to nullify the FWS protections. And Mark, it shows there are no depths these people will not go to greenlight the most appalling anti-wildlife acts. Further, discarding this rule could slam the door on future regulations that aim to conserve these animals on refuge lands.

HELP US FIGHT FOR THE WILDLIFE WE ALL LOVE >>

Now Alaska national wildlife refuges could be open for the state to allow:

  • Killing wolves and pups during the spring and summer “denning” season;

  • Gunning down mother bears and their cubs;

  • Baiting and snaring bears and their cubs; and

  • Using airplanes to scout and shoot bears.

And why? To artificially inflate populations of game animals for hunting.

We will never give up this fight. Your urgent donation today will make a difference.

Thanks for your help.

Sincerely,

Jamie Rappaport Clark President, Defenders of Wildlife

 

USA: ‘Project Coyote’ News – and URGENT Actions (Mainly US Citizens).

 

 

Dear Mark,

Two weeks ago, by a vote of 225-193, the House of Representatives approved H.J. Res. 69, which would roll back regulations enacted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) prohibiting heinous hunting and trapping practices for killing predators on national wildlife refuges in Alaska.

The resolution, now designated as S.J. Res. 18/H.J. Res. 69, is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate THIS WEEK, and could be as early as TODAY! 

We need your help to stop this reckless and cruel measure

Read this Los Angeles Times editorial strongly condemning this joint resolution here.

The FWS was forced to act in response to the state of Alaska’s adoption of antiquated, scientifically baseless, and inhumane predator management policies intended solely to decimate predator populations in order to boost numbers of deer, moose, caribou, and other ungulates. We must be sure that FWS’s established regulation is not invalidated.

Please take a moment today to call and email your senators to stop this insanity. See below for how to take action. 

Thank you for speaking out for wildlife!

Camilla H. Fox Founder and Executive Director

What You Can Do:

We urgently need your help today to defeat S.J. Res. 18/H.J. Res. 69. As time is of the essence, please call your senators today;

click HERE for their contact information and use the talking points below. Then send a follow-up message by clicking HERE.

Talking points: (please be respectful and personalize your message):

You can simply say, “Please oppose Senators Sullivan and Murkowski’s Joint Resolution 18 and House Joint Resolution 69, which would revoke the FWS rule protecting wildlife on Alaska national wildlife refuges from cruel hunting methods.”

Cruel hunting and trapping practices have no place on America’s national wildlife refuges.

Predators deserve protection, not persecution, given their critically important role in preserving natural diversity and promoting healthy ecosystems.

Federal laws and regulations governing the management of wildlife on refuge lands, including those in Alaska, provide the FWS with full and unfettered authority to enact rules protecting predators.

Predator management practices authorized by the Alaska Board of Game are scientifically fraudulent, inhumane, entirely unnecessary, and are merely intended to artificially boost ungulate numbers.

Congress should not interfere with or politicize a carefully deliberated rule that was based on the best available science and was subject to public input and congressional debate.

PLEASE SHARE THIS ALERT WITH OTHERS!

 

Dear Mark,

Unfortunately, as you may have heard, New Mexico SB 268, the bill that Project Coyote and our coalition partners campaigned so intently for, which would have banned coyote killing contests in New Mexico, failed to get a hearing on the House floor before the state’s legislative session ended this past Saturday.

While we believe we had a sufficient number of votes to get SB 268 passed in the full House, the Speaker of the House did not prioritize this bill to get the hearing that it so deserved.

We are very grateful to Senators Jeff Steinborn and Mark Moores and to Representative Matthew McQueen for cosponsoring this legislation and for doing their very best to move this bill through two senate committees, the full Senate, and the House Judiciary Committee, from where it would have gone on to be heard before the full House before finally reaching the Governor’s desk. Please thank Senators Steinborn and Moores and Representative McQueen for their work on behalf of SB 268 by following this link for Senator Steinborn, this link for Senator Moores and this link for Representative McQueen.

Thank you so very much for your constant support, particularly your testimony, phone calls and letters. With your help, we were able to move the bill to ban coyote killing contests further through the New Mexico State Legislature than ever before. By sharing with all members of the New Mexico House and Senate our letter clarifying the science that supports a ban, and by Project Coyote Science Advisory Board Member Dave Parsons serving as an expert witness during the bill’s multiple hearings, we made a significant impact—convincing a good many legislators to support this bill. It is not fair to say we lost this time, because we won all four votes taken. Rather, we were denied the opportunity to win because the final vote was not taken. Politics can be very frustrating.

But, as a result of the momentum that our coalition has built around this issue statewide, we will have an even stronger base from which to build our next campaign. That achievement combined with our increased influence in the state legislature will help ensure that we prevail in New Mexico’s next legislative session in 2019.

While more people are becoming aware of the persecution that coyotes and other wild animals face from killing contests and other wildlife mismanagement practices in New Mexico, there is still much left for us to do to educate New Mexicans and policymakers about these important issues. We are now developing our campaign to ensure that New Mexico outlaws coyote killing contests in 2019.

If you are interested in getting more involved by volunteering and/or helping to show our new film Unfair Game: Ending Wildlife Killing Contests in your community, please email us at info@projectcoyote.org or fill out our volunteer form here.

Again, all of us at Project Coyote thank you for standing with us to demand protections for coyotes in New Mexico. None of this work would be possible without your support.

For the Wild,

Camilla Fox Founder & Executive Director

 

UK: Are Hunts Spreading BovineTB?

 

Are hunts spreading bovineTB?
Contact the government and ask them to suspend all hunting

 

SAV Comment – but badgers are paying the price – currently being killed by Defra in selected zones.

Bovine TB, the disease ravaging herds of cattle across England and Wales, has been discovered in a pack of hounds used for fox hunting. Between 25 and 40 hounds from this pack have already been put down.

However, we estimate that there are more than 3,000 hunting hounds in the bTb epidemic zone alone, which may be out in the countryside an average of two days a week during the six-month hunting season.

Hunting needs to be suspended indefinitely to ensure that the thousands of hounds used in the ‘sport’ cannot spread the disease.

If the hounds infected each other, they may have infected other packs when taken out to country shows. It is also possible that beagles or harrier packs, that may share the same fields, are also at risk of getting infected.

If other packs of hounds were invited as guests in the Kimblewick Hunt’s territory, those hounds could have been infected in the same way, and then taken the disease to their own territory when they returned home.

The ramifications of this are staggering not only for the British countryside, but those who live in it and those who enjoy it.

 

Please contact Defra and ask them to urgently suspend hunting to prevent further outbreak.

 

https://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=122&ea.campaign.id=66135&ea.url.id=874516&forwarded=true

 

LACS Website:  https://www.league.org.uk/

 

SAV Comment – note the LACS have a new logo; but they are still the same campaign group as we have always supported.

 

Old Logo: