Freddie the Fox, Harriet Hare and Stan Stag visiting Mike in Hove.The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) met with Mike as a reminder to the public that the Hunting Act is under threat and to thank Mike personally for supporting the Hunting Act.
IFAW’s senior hunting and prosecutions officer Tania McCrea-Steele, who is also a Hove resident, said, “We’re asking people to do all they can to protect the Hunting Act and stop British wildlife from being killed for fun. We are delighted that Mike Weatherley has publicly stated that he backs the Hunting Act and will vote to keep this vital piece of legislation.
“The Hunting Act was introduced to stop foxes, deer, hares and mink from being chased and killed for so-called sport, which the majority of the British public find completely unacceptable.”
Mike added, “Since being elected I have been actively campaigning against the repeal of the Hunting Act. I believe that hunting foxes and other British wildlife with dogs is an unacceptably cruel and inhumane practice and I stand with IFAW in opposing any measure which would lead to the ban being overturned.”