Theresa May’s fox hunting admission drives her popularity further into the mud

Anti-fox hunting protestors Victoria Eisermann and Pola Pospieszalska outside the Houses of Parliament. They were there to protest a bid to repeal the Hunting Act, but the motion was postponed. Be warned: Not all the images in this article are like this. [Image: PA].

How can anyone support a prime minister who admits she wants to re-legalise cruelty to animals?

Remember how the Mirror published a leaked email to hunt masters, calling for them to back hunt-supporting Tory election candidates in order to end the ban on hunting and killing foxes?

Well, Theresa May admitted yesterday that she would bring back fox hunting – igniting a storm of protest from the public.

That’s right – she deliberately upset the people she wants to vote for her and her party.

Be warned – some of the responses that follow are graphic, or describe in graphic detail events at a hunt.

We’ll start with the mildest response I’ve seen, from pop legend and respected astronomer Brian May:

This one is less palatable, but it describes the reality of hunting and killing foxes:

Some believe Mrs May’s decision has more to do with the fact that she is in the pocket of rich hunt supporters:

Labour has launched a petition, not to stop Mrs May’s plans – Jeremy Corbyn aims to do that by winning the general election – but to show that she is on the side of the privileged few, not the many. She represents the exact opposite of Labour’s campaign slogan, you see:

Whose side do you take?

If you oppose Mrs May’s choice, make your opinion clear and sign the petition. When I signed, 44,982 people had done so already.

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7 thoughts on “Theresa May’s fox hunting admission drives her popularity further into the mud

  1. joanna

    The other week my friend had brought me groceries because I had gastroenteritis, I pointed out a fox strolling by, he was so excited to see this fox, he at first thought it was a very large cat, It was the first I had ever seen so close and it was beautiful!!! He also mentioned that it was a really healthy looking fox from what he had seen from some pictures.

    How many cats have also suffered in hunts?

  2. NMac

    May and her loathsome cronies don’t even care about people, so the poor wildlife doesn’t stand a chance with the nasty cruel and odious Tories. Make June the end of May.

  3. marcusdemowbray

    Right now we have the shambles over EU, the NHS Crisis, the Government’s Genocide and de-humanising of disabled, poor, homeless and unemployed people, Electoral and Referendum Fraud on a massive scale, foreign interference in our Elections and Referendum, the rapidly increasing gulf between super rich and desperately poor, the closure and/or sell off of public services and utilities, the rip-offs of the corporations who already own most of UK, our plummeting economics due to Tax Avoidance, Tax Cuts for wealthy, war, famine, terrorism and refugees around the world.

    So with all these supremely important matters to consider, the Tories spend their time discussing plans to bring back a cruel and unnecessary Blood Sport. Utterly contemptible. A government is supposed to represent the best interests of a country and all its people.

  4. Christopher John Phillips

    Would it be cruel to think this to be fun, the downfall of this foxy lady? Should she be hounded out of office, after the stable opened and Strong guffaws result?

  5. rotzeichen

    What people do to animals, they will do to human beings.

    Lets organise a Tory Hunt and see just how fast they can run.

  6. casalealex

    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900):
    ‘The English country gentleman galloping after a fox is the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.’

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