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Words of Wisdom for 2017

On Boxing Day, as Hunts renewed their call for the repeal of the hunting ban, it is significant to remember that we have a new Prime Minister who stated that she wants to lead a country that works for everyone, not just a privileged few. The vast majority of the British public support the Hunting Act 2004 and do not want a return of hunting [...]

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Lord Bonomy Report-Scottish foxhunting review calls for stronger legislation, The Guardian, November 2016

Scottish foxhunting review calls for stronger legislation Lord Bonomy urges government to amend law with greater consistency and appoint independent monitors to observe hunts Landowners in Scotland should be held legally responsible for hunts on their property, with hunt activities observed by independent monitors and governed by a new code of [...]

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‘Time to focus on Farming not hunting say Conservative animal welfare campaigners’, Plymouth Herald, 4th October

  Conservative animal welfare campaigners are urging ministers to move on from the “toxic” debate around fox hunting, as they call on the Government to focus its efforts on the agricultural industry. Tory campaign figurehead Lorraine Platt said it is “disappointing” that hunting has made it back on the political [...]

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks to protect hunt ban at the Conservative Party conference, The Mirror, 2nd October

  Sir Ranulph Fiennes calls on Theresa May to drop free vote on ‘brutal’ fox hunting The legendary explorer says it would be “disingenuous” of the PM to oppose slavery, but allow the return of hunting with dogs The legendary explorer was speaking at Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham Sir Ranulph Fiennes [...]

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New Ipsos MORI poll shows 73% of Conservative supporters agree with the ban on fox hunting- Daily Mail, 30th September

  Any attempts to repeal the Hunting Act would be “deeply unpopular” among the majority of the British public, a new poll has found. The Ipsos MORI poll commissioned by animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports found 84% of the public do not want a return to fox hunting. Opposition to hare hunting […]

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'Attempt to lift fox hunting ban would spark backbench rebellion'- Plymouth Herald, September 18th

A second attempt to repeal the ban on fox hunting would face stiff opposition in Parliament, as Labour, Lib Dems and even Tories vow to block the motion. The Government abandoned its first efforts at reform last summer, after the Scottish Nationalist Party threatened to intervene. It is understood that ministers are determined to try […]

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Sir Roger Gale MP supports the Hunting ban in conference edition of Politics First magazine, September 2016

  The Hunting Act Is At The Core Of Conservative Values   In a conference speech following the last general election, David Cameron, as Prime Minister, spoke about the journey to a modern, compassionate Conservative Party. The British people, he said, are decent, sensible, and reasonable, and it was those values that saw the [...]

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Andrea Leadsom angers Tory animal lovers with hopes to hold vote over hunting ban' ,Daily Express, July 8th 2016

Andrea Leadsom angers Tory animal lovers with hopes to hold vote over hunting ban  ANDREA LEADSOM’S dreams of moving into Downing Street are taking a mauling after she incurred the wrath of the Tories’ formidable Blue Foxes. By STUART WINTER PUBLISHED: 16:11, Fri, Jul 8, 2016 | UPDATED: 16:34, Fri, Jul 8, 2016   Mrs […]

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Blue Fox campaign to block any bid to legalise fox hunting included in the Independent,July 8th 2016

One of the contenders to be the next Conservative leader has said she wants to lift the ban on fox hunting, suggesting that to do so could improve animal welfare.  Andrea Leadsom, who would automatically become the Prime Minister if elected by the Tories’ 150,000 members, said a “proper licensed regime” could be brought in […]

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Two men arrested after attack on animal welfare charity employees at hunt- The Guardian, March 2016

  From the Guardian, March 2016: Two men arrested after attack on animal welfare activists at hunt Police investigate incident in which masked group allegedly assaulted two anti-hunting campaigners in Leicestershire Darryl Cunnington was taken to hospital after being attacked in Stathern, Leicestershire. Two men have been arrested on [...]

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The Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2016

On April 6 2016, the annual Ceva Animal Welfare Awards paid tribute to people who improve the lives of animals. A glitzy celebration at the Burlington Hotel, Birmingham, announced the winning candidates across the seven award categories. The awards now in their fifth year, serve to raise the profile of animal welfare around the world […]

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Farmer speaks out against fox hunting at Blue Fox parliamentary briefing, September 2015

Andrea Jenkyns MP hosted the latest Conservatives Against Fox Hunting-Blue Fox parliamentary briefing for Conservative anti hunting MPs in Portcullis House on the 15th September chaired by Chris Platt, Blue Fox Co founder. The event was supported by the RSPCA, IFAW and the League Against Cruel Sports. Lorraine Platt, Co Founder of Blue Fox [...]

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Conhome article: Tracey Crouch,the Sports Minister who leads Conservative opposition to hunting (Our Blue Fox patron)

The below article is from the Conservativehome  article, 15th July 2015 Tracey Crouch demonstrates, in a manner the hunting lobby will find disconcerting, that the Conservative Party has changed. The Prime Minister has condemned the Scottish National Party for its “entirely opportunistic” decision to vote against the proposal to relax the [...]

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Sir Roger Gale, President of Conservative Animal Welfare thanks everyone for support to protect hunt ban (our Blue Fox patron)

Foxhunting – The next moves? North Thanet`s MP, Sir Roger Gale, Patron of Blue Fox and President of Conservative Animal Welfare has said, following the withdrawal of the Government`s proposed amendments to the Hunting Act: “First, Blue Fox and CAW would like to thank all of those who have offered such tremendous support for the […]

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Thank You

Conservatives Against Fox Hunting – Blue Fox want to thank all of you who have written to us offering us kind words of support. Your emails make a difference. We receive too many emails to reply to everyone individually but rest assured every message is read and your expressions of support help motivate us and drive […]

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Conservatives Against Fox Hunting Response to the dropping of the Government's plans to amend by Statutory Instrument the Hunting Act 2004

Conservatives Against Fox Hunting Response to the dropping of the Government’s plans to amend by Statutory Instrument the Hunting Act 2004.   The Government’s dropped plan to amend the Hunting Act 2004 with a Statutory Instrument would have made the Hunting Act 2004 unenforceable. The SNP alongside anti-hunting Conservative [...]

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The Minister For Sport, the President of Conservative Animal Welfare and the Co Chairman of the All Party Group For Animal Welfare urge colleagues to protect the Hunting ban from amendment

The Minister For Sport, the President of Conservative Animal Welfare and the Co Chairman of the All Party Group For Animal Welfare urge Conservative colleagues to protect the Hunting ban from amendment.     Dear Colleagues, We are writing to you as a matter of urgency with regard to the Hunting Act 2004. As you […]

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President & Chairman of Conservative Animal Welfare & Blue Fox call on Candidates to support The Hunting Act 2004

Dear Candidate, The President and Chairman of Conservative Animal Welfare and Conservatives Against Fox Hunting urge all Conservative Party Candidates to support the Hunting Act 2004. We are aware that many Candidates have been contacted by the hunting lobby Vote OK Group who offer canvassing services in return for Candidates pledges to [...]

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Blue Fox responds to David Cameron's announcement on repeal in Western Daily Press. The Independent & Daily Mail feature Blue Fox campaign, March 2015

  David Cameron could slash the Conservatives’ vote at the general election with his promise of a free vote on the ‘toxic’ repeal of the hunting ban to please ‘his friends in the hunting lobby’, a grassroots organisation has said. In a clear plea to disaffected rural voters, the Prime Minister has written in [...]

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Blue Fox Animal Welfare Manifesto 2015

BlueFox edit 2015 Manifesto.pdf 1 Conservatives Against Fox Hunting General Election Manifesto 2015     The General Election is fast approaching and the public feel strongly about animal welfare matters; they have signed petitions, joined campaigns and sent numerous letters and emails to MPs, who receive more mail regarding animals [...]

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The Telegraph, Independent, Sunday Express, Western Daily Press, BBC Radio Kent & Western Morning News report on Blue Fox campaign on Boxing Day

  We were pleased to see our press release calling for any pledges to undermine the hunt ban to be excluded from the new Tory manifesto reported in several national newspapers and BBC Radio on Boxing Day. Boxing Day is one of the main days in the hunting calendar. The ban was introduced ten years […]

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A Modern Manifesto Message for Boxing Day

  A Modern Manifesto Message for Boxing Day On this Boxing Day, Conservatives Against Fox Hunting (Blue Fox) calls for  the Conservative Party leadership to guarantee that the new Conservative Manifesto will not include any pledges to undermine the 10 year old Hunting Act 2004. For too long, the party leadership has appeared to be swayed by [...]

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The Rally For Nature, December 9th 2014

On the 9th December, Blue Fox Co Founder Lorraine Platt supported the Rally For Nature event, organised by the League Against Cruel Sports, The RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts and Mark Avery. It was supported by the Ramblers, Butterfly Conservation and the Mammal Society It was good to see lots of people coming to Westminster to be […]

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Blue Fox Patron Sir Roger Gale MP, President of Conservative Animal Welfare celebrates 10 years of the hunt ban

  Our Blue Fox Co founder Celebrated 10 successful years of the hunt ban with cross party MPs and the League Against Cruel Sports in Westminster. Blue Fox patron Sir Roger Gale MP, president of Conservative Animal Welfare attended along with Labour MPs Chris Williamson MP and Kerry M Carthy. Libdem MP Adrian Sanders was […]

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Minister Esther McVey is presented with the Blue Fox pin at the Conservative Party Conference 2014

  Photo of Minister Esther McVey and Co Founder of  Blue Fox, September 2014 We were delighted to present our hand enamelled Blue Fox pin to Minister of State for Employment Esther McVey at the Conservative Party conference recently. Esther has supported our campaign against hunting with dogs since our launch in 2010. We also […]

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Blue Fox joint fringe ' Why Animals Matter' with the League at the Conservative Party Conference 2014

Blue Fox- Conservatives Against Fox Hunting held its third joint fringe with The League Against Cruel Sports on animal welfare’ Why Animals Matter’ at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham on Monday 29th September. The panel, chaired by Chris Platt, vice president of Esher and Walton Conservative Association, included [...]

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Blue Fox on hunt ban, Sunday Express,May 2014

 The Sunday Express front page huge headline reads:’ Lift the ban and sweep back into power: Fox hunt lobby holds key to Conservative victory   ‘DAVID Cameron will sweep to power with an ­overall majority if he promises to lift the ban on fox hunting’, lobbyists claimed last night. By: Caroline Wheeler Published: Sun, [...]

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David Amess MP nominated for Initiative Award for his dedication to Animal Welfare.

Animal Lover David Amess MP Nominated for Initiative Award London, UK – April 3, 2014 – David Amess, Member of Parliament for Southend West has been shortlisted, out of 70 candidates, for the 2nd Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awards. The award recognises UK-based politicians and diplomats who are representing civilian interests at the [...]

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A New Year Message for 2014

 A New Year Message for 2014 from Conservatives Against Fox Hunting- Blue Fox     A Conflict of Interest or just plain Self Interest At the start of a New Year and with the traditional New Year hunts meetings taking place, we continue to hear a mirror call of the hunting clubs from a few Conservative MP’s for […]

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Conservativehome features Blue Fox Co- founder's article against repeal:12th December 2013

This article first appeared on ConservativeHome website on 12th December 2013 http://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2013/12/lorraine-platt-of-bluefoxcafh-why-it-would-be-wrong-to-scrap-the-ban-on-hunting.html Blue Fox: ‘ Don’t Run With The Pack’ The new environment minister George Eustice MP was quoted recently as saying that parliamentary [...]

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Our Blue Fox Parliamentary Event 18th June 2013

Conservatives Against Fox Hunting hosted a highly successful parliamentary table discussion to provide a briefing for anti hunting Conservative MPs. The event, on 18th June 2013, was kindly hosted by Caroline Dinenage MP Ten anti hunting Conservative MPs attended the seated afternoon tea briefing in the House Of Commons and heard talks from [...]

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We are very pleased to announce MPs, Caroline Dinenage, Tracey Crouch, Mike Weatherley and Sir Roger Gale as the patrons of Conservatives Against Fox Hunting

    We are very pleased to announce  the Four MP patrons of Conservatives Against Fox Hunting. These Conservative MPs include  Caroline Dinenage, Tracey Crouch , Sir Roger Gale and Mike Weatherley.         Tracey Crouch MP was the first MP to sponsor our first Conservatives Against Fox Hunting parliamentary [...]

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We support a statutory close season for hares. New code is not appropiate & does not protect breeding hares

  Conservatives  Against Fox Hunting’s Blue Hare campaign would like to clarify our position on the new code for management of hares as drawn up by the British Association of Shooting & Conservation- BASC in March 2013. We have strong objections to the code. We consider it is completely  inappropriate that the code  has been [...]

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Most MPs Back Hunt Ban

ANY attempt to bring back fox hunting would be defeated by an alliance of Labour and Lib Dem MPs, writes ­Stuart Winter. The Government is committed to a free vote on overturning the ban on hunting with hounds but Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has ruled out one being held in the near future. According to […]

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Seasons Greetings and our year in 2012

Thanks so much for all your wonderful support this year. We have been busy with our three wildlife campaigns throughout 2012. We have attended meetings and had individual conversations with politicians including the Prime Minister and Cabinet members to introduce our campaigns.   Some MPs have featured us on their websites, follow our twitter [...]

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Our Co Founder wins Campaigner 2012 Award, presented in the House of Lords, 23rd October

This photo shows our Co Founder with Baroness Gale and Brian May in the House of Lords receiving  The International Fund For Animal Welfare’s  Campaigner 2012 winner award on the 23rd October 2012. The Animal Action Awards, sponsored by the Sunday Express newspaper and supported by Nat Geo Wild, are part of IFAW’s annual Animal Action [...]

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147 Votes to 28! MPs vote against the badger cull in House of Commons debate 25th October

This photo shows Conservative MP Henry Smith with our co Founder on the 24th October 2012. Henry kindly agreed to be the co sponsor for the application to the Back Bench Business Committee with Conservative MP Mike Weatherley at the request of our Co Founder, working as a member of Team Badger. This application succeeded in securing the […]

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