I would like to thank all your readers who wrote to their MP in advance of the proposed and subsequently abandoned vote on foxhunting. In the end, the Government decided not to press ahead with their thinly disguised attack on the Hunting Act. Many MPs received more than 1,000 emails within three days demonstrating how important animal welfare remains to this country. The resulting swing of MPs’ intent guaranteed us a win even without the addition of the SNP vote. So in effect, it truly was the will of the British public that won the day.
However, translating that will into the victory we attained was due to the good faith and hard work of many people. I would particularly like to thank your MP Caroline Ansell who I know indicated that she was going to vote against the proposals. It is still hard for MPs to go against their own leadership’s plans, even when it is a free vote. Caroline was incredibly brave to stand up for our foxes especially under real pressure from the pro-hunt lobby.
Dr Brian May
Founder of the Save Me Trust
Campaign Team Fox 2015
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