ENFORCE THE FOX HUNTING BAN IMMEDIATELY.
- by: clint p
- recipient: The Rt. Hon. Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairsmore
Hunting with dogs was banned in the UK by the Labour government in 2004, known as Hunting Act 2004. It is the law which bans chasing wild mammals with dogs in England and Wales – this basically means that fox hunting, deer hunting, hare hunting, hare coursing and mink hunting are all illegal, as they all are cruel sports based on dogs chasing wild mammals.
It has been flagrantly and blatantly abused by the privileged elite and the Countryside Alliance that have shown contempt for the law. They hunt, unhindered and with no mercy. They often threaten and attack ‘observers (‘hunt sabs’) both injuring them and damaging recording devices.
The police appear to be in cahoots with the ‘hunters’ with arrests of ‘observers’ being made, citing Public Order Offences. ‘Observers’ face harassment from both the ‘hunters’ and the police. Evidence of hunting law-breaking is ignored by the police. They can’t or won’t enforce the law according to their Oath of Office.
Over the Christmas period, many acts of fox-killing by ‘hunters has occurred, as are acts of violence toward the ‘observers’ by riders and terrier men. They do so without fear-of-reproach and with impunity. It’s almost as if there is a conspiracy between the police and hunting lobby.
It is time to end the cosy affiliation between both camps and for the government to force the police to enforce the ban on hunting with hounds. No hunt should be allowed to assemble under the pretext of the euphemism ‘drag’ or ‘trail’ hunting. No person should dress-up in archaic attire, saddle-up and ride with hounds, accompanied by terrier men with shovels and iron bars.
The law has to be applied forthwith and I call for the police to use the powers that the government has mandated and been ratified by the judiciary. The time is now, the public have had enough of the sneering elite, cocking-a-snoot at the law.
END ALL ANIMAL SUFFERING: ABUSE, TORTURE, MURDER AND SANITISED ADVERTISING
- by: clint p
- recipient: Michael Creed. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Guy Parker. Advertising Standards Authority
There is no ‘humane’ treatment of animals considered as ‘food.’ Irrespective of which animal is considered as a meal, its life from the cradle-to-the-grave is going to be one of abject misery, torture, brutality and finally murder. Representation of such cruelty is often portrayed, through media and shop facades, as a savoury delight to be consumed with anticipation and satiation. It is a far-cry-from-the-truth!
There is not enough space within the context of this petition to describe the animal holocaust taking place (and has taken place in the modern era) but be assured billions of animals die in the most inhumane way. It is time to remove the misconception that animals enjoy pain and suffering. It is time to deconstruct myth that somewhere in amongst the blood-and-gore, there is justification for barbarity.
I call for all media advertising of dead animals as food to be banned. I call for all media advertising of dead animals as furnishings, clothing, and accessories to be banned. I call for all shop facades of food-outlets displaying images of happy, smiley animals to be banned. I call for all foodstuffs sold in retail outlets to have accompanying images of the animal being slaughtered appended to the ‘product.’ A radical overhaul of the tobacco industry’s imaging brought change to the way cigarettes and smoking are perceived, consequently, change has happened within the tobacco industry, the same thinking towards the objectification and commodification of animals should be implemented in much the same way. If people choose to eat animal products, they should be aware of its implications.
Ultimately, humankind will evolve and future generations will look back at us (in much-the-same-way as we view our ancestors) and compartmentalise us as sub-humans. Our actions towards each-other, animals and the environment delineate us as unevolved, uncompassionate, uncaring, selfish and without conscience. Not all of us. Those that care are trying to correct the imbalance and it requires no special talent, only a degree of humanity spread equally across all aspects of our existence can lead to a better future for all on this planet.
I am well-aware that vegans are going to be the only subscribers to this petition (carnism not being their preferred choice of lifestyle) however, it is important to raise questions on how we perceive some animals as cuddly companions and others as ‘food.’