Action Against Foxhunting (AAF) Members’ Charter
Purpose of AAF
AAF is dedicated to exposing the extent and brutality of illegal foxhunting.
AAF is run by an Executive Committee consisting of the founders and other high-profile members of the group. All decisions are taken by the Executive Committee. Pip Donovan is chair of the committee and can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org
Local AAF groups are run by a nominated leader. The nominated leader takes all the local decisions, with advice from the Executive Committee. All local groups must abide by this charter. We also support other local non-AAF local groups (named on our website) whose activities are similar to ours and ask them to abide by this charter too.
AAF is an entirely peaceful organisation. We do not condone violence or abuse of any sort. Everything we do, or say when on AAF business must be done with courtesy and respect.
Activities of AAF
Outreach stalls in public places
Information talks to other organisations
Protest and demonstrations
Local and national petitions
Local resistance to public hunt meets
Local resistance to public hunt displays
Membership is open to anybody willing to further the objectives of AAF.
Membership is not open to anybody engaged in recreational animal cruelty.
An AAF Member is:
Everyone who belongs to the AAF Closed Group for Active Volunteers
Everyone who holds a banner or poster in a public place displaying the AAF Logo
Anyone who delivers or displays AAF leaflets
Anyone engaged in furthering the objectives of AAF
When acting on behalf of AAF, members must:
Always be polite
Never use obscenities in public
Never use body-shaming language
Never use hate speech against anybody at all
Never make threats of physical violence
Never bring AAF into disrepute by their behaviour or actions.
Never frighten hunters’ horses, or the hounds, or cause harm to any animal belonging to the hunt or threaten such harm.
Never initiate physical contact of any sort with members of the hunt
Never respond to abuse from members of the hunt
Never use face coverings while on AAF business
These rules apply on line and in person.
When acting on behalf of AAF, members MUST report hunt-related incidents towards people and animals to the police and inform Pip as soon as possible at email@example.com
Breach of these Rules
The AAF Executive Committee needs to be informed if you think you may have breached the rules.
A member might be asked to leave AAF immediately if the breach is serious. However, the member will have an opportunity to explain the circumstances. If the member can assure the Executive Committee that it will not happen again, the member may be allowed to remain a member.