End Capture of Foxes for Hunting

Target: George Eustice, Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Goal: Stop capturing foxes to hunt them illegally in the future.

Sixteen foxes have been secretly held in captivity to be hunted illegally in the future, according to the League Against Cruel Sports, an animal charity. The foxes were being kept in a shed near Malton, North Yorkshire. The charity further revealed that these foxes were being fed dead chicken after being removed from their natural habitat. North Yorkshire police raided the premises and arrested an employee who was reportedly found feeding the foxes. One fox died immediately after rescue, while 15 were successfully saved.

It is not clear why people would capture young foxes and keep them away from their natural habitat. The most likely reason is that they capture these foxes to ensure that there is a ready supply that can be chased by the hunt. The League Against Cruel Sports reported that according to its intelligence and testimony from individuals who have involved themselves in hunts, raising foxes for future hunting is a past trend that is still being practiced among hunts.

According to the charity’s investigations, 20 hunts allowed the capturing of foxes in the past 15 months despite the fact that fox hunting was banned in 2004. Footage around the Leicestershire/Northamptonshire reported a young fox being fed by members of a hunt before being released only to be chased by hounds. A local association also provided a video showing foxes being fed by members of a hunt.

A minority group is campaigning to remove the Hunting Act, arguing that the use of dogs for hunting is a form of “fox control.” Hunting with dogs should never be considered fox control–it is just a cruel sport. Sign this petition to help end this cruel practice.


Dear George Eustice,

An animal rights charity, League Against Cruel Sports (LACS), discovered 16 live cubs that had been captured by fox hunters who allegedly kept them in captivity to ensure there is a constant supply for their sport. Though the police managed to save some cubs, one succumbed shortly after rescue.

It is not right to remove an animal from its natural habitat and keep it in such harsh conditions so that it can be killed in a hunt later. I am pleading with you to take action and investigate local hunts.


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Photo credit: Flavio Brandani

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  1. Jean-Louis Rubens says:


  2. Just like some of these people raise deer and other animals to charge so-called hunters a big fee to shoot a mostly tame deer. Its the same mind set they all have.
    Its also causing the spread of diseases to wild deer.

  3. Tina shurtleff says:

    Can some people not entertain themselves without torturing an innocent living feeling animal. Shame on them. Try hiking or gardening.

  4. Kathy Khoshfahm says:

    We share this world with the Animal Kingdom and they have just as much a right as we do to live their lives unmolested, free from torture and murder, at the hands of humans…

  5. How cruel and childish can you lot be, put cameron out to be chased that should be a sight for sore eyes. You Politicians have to much time on your hands you need to do a proper job or get someone to do it for you get it all sorted ASAP. grow up

  6. F***ing hunters and politicians ALIKE. I’d rather YOU were the ones being stolen, caged and then hunted to death, so BOTH nonhuman and human animals could have a worthwhile world instead!

  7. I would not be quick to accept the word of anyone whose pleasure in life was to scare a fox witless with hundreds of barking hound, thundering of horses hooves and bugle horns – and then to physically chase it to where it’s den had probably been ‘stopped’ and sit astride smiling while they smeared the blood of the fox onto the faces of the children, drawn in, in my own opinion, as a matter of child abuse.

  8. Wish we were allowed to feed dead, evil, rotten human corpses to live evil rotten arseholes & then hunt them down for fun….This would make my day.
    Poor Animals, are not here for EVIL ENTERTAINMENT!!!!

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