News  |  Posted October 23, 2022

For The Foxes March

We were delighted with the turnout at our recent March For The Foxes.

The march was organised with the League Against Cruel Sports and Scottish Badgers! This powerful day of action saw hundreds of individuals march down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh in support of a real fox hunting ban and a full ban on snares – cruel devices that catch and cause suffering to foxes and other animals. Among those attending were our amazing supporters, a number of MSPs and zoologist and wildlife TV presenter, Megan McCubbin.

We were also joined by actors in masks representing animals commonly caught in snares, as well as an actor in costume as Fergus the Fox! Following the march, we listened to a number of speakers outside the Parliament, passionately urging the Scottish Government to consign snares and fox hunting to history.

Speakers included OneKind Director Bob Elliot, Director of League Against Cruel Sports Scotland, Robbie Marsland, Ellie Stirling of Scottish Badgers, as well as MSPs Ariane Burgess and Colin Smyth. We also screened video speeches from conservationist and TV presenter Chris Packham, actor and animal advocate Peter Egan and Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Màiri McAllan.

We were delighted to see media pick-up of the event, with an article featured in STV later that evening.

We are so grateful to all of our wonderful supporters who came out and helped send a strong message at a crucial moment when the Scottish Government is reviewing snaring legislation, and a Bill that has the potential to secure a real fox hunting ban is making its way through Parliament.

Our campaign to ban snares

Our For The Foxes march has been just one component of our long running campaign to ban snares. We’ve been amplifying our campaign in recent months, launching a letter-writing action and an autumn fundraising appeal.

This letter writing action has now enabled over 1,600 supporters to contact Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Mairi McAllan for a full ban on the manufacture, sale and use of snares in Scotland. We set up a handy customisable template that means it only takes a few moments for supporters to make an impact.

We were also delighted by the support we received for our autumn fundraising appeal to ban snares. Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful supporters, we raised over £10,000 pounds towards our campaign work ending cruelty to animals! The appeal also helped raise awareness about the cruelty of snares. Conservationist and TV presenter Chris Packham, and actor and animal advocate

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