Last month Theresa May announced “Personally I have always been in favour of foxhunting", and that she will give Parliament a free vote on overturning the #foxhunting ban in England and Wales if she wins #GE17.This is a crowdfunder
to sponsor onto the news feeds of as many extra Facebook users as possible this hard-hitting image
. (Click on the link to see what the sponsored Facebook post looks like.)
84% of the British public support the foxhunting ban, and polling evidence is emerging
that Theresa May's cruel policy
is losing the Tories votes.
The sponsored post
also includes as covering text
information from the League Against Cruel Sports, starting:Scientific evidence shows that the animals targeted in hunting suffer physical and mental stress when chased by a hunt - whether or not they are eventually killed.The Burns Report produced in the year 2000 stated that “There is a lack of firm scientific evidence about the effect on the welfare of a fox of being closely pursued, caught and killed above ground by hounds. We are satisfied, nevertheless, that this experience seriously compromises the welfare of the fox.” That is one of the reasons hunting with dogs for sport was banned in Britain over a decade ago.Foxes naturally escape predators by going underground, but hunts employ staff to block up these escape routes the morning before a hunt meet, forcing an unnaturally long chase.This crowdfunder sponsors mass reach of this post
to UK Facebook users who DON'T normally see anti-Tory posts.
Many of the thousands of extra people we reach will be soft Tory supporters or undecided, maybe unengaged voters. Some of these might have forgotten, or chosen to forget, just how unpleasant the policies of this Tory government are. We get to remind them.
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