Act now to secure the future of the Boxing Day meet

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We urgently need your help to protect the future of hunting on council owned and managed land. This will take just a couple of minutes of your time but may help to ensure the rights of hunts to meet in towns and villages for generations to come.

You may be aware that some high profile meets – including those held on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day – are being threatened by an ongoing campaign organised by anti-hunting associations. We highlighted this ahead of Boxing Day 2018 when thousands of you helped by contacting your local councillors, however since then, even more councils have been targeted with some hunts being forced to relocate their popular meets, denying many people their only opportunity to see hounds and interact with their local hunt, which is such a key part of the festive season.

Even if you completed the e-lobby last year, we urge you to use this page to send an automated letter to your local council leader, expressing your support for the continuation of hounds meeting in the heart of communities. Meets held in the middle of towns and villages are often located on council-owned or managed land, and we need to support those councils that allow us to do so whilst ensuring that every councillor is aware of this ongoing threat to our way of life and the freedom of individuals to enjoy a lawful activity.

This letter is for everyone who wants to see meets continuing in these public areas throughout the 2019 festive season and beyond. Many of these meets are regularly supported by hundreds and even thousands of people from the local community as well as those associated with their local packs of hounds, and we need every one to add their voice to the campaign.

It only takes a moment to enter your details here. By sending the letter, even if your local meet does not take place on council-owned land, you will be showing your support for those councillors who have been threatened for supporting legal hunting and the local councils that are being pressured into considering the future of festive meets.

Please note: to the best of our knowledge the list of local councillors is up-to-date but if there are any changes please advise us by emailing digital@countryside-alliance.org

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