LOCAL PETITIONS ARE POWERFUL.
There are many on-line petitions at the moment and they certainly have their place. But a local petition to a local MP is one of the most effective ways of getting those in power to take notice of us. MPs are answerable to their own constituents, whatever party they come from and whatever their views on fox hunting.
Doing a local petition couldn’t be easier. All you need is the wording (which we have provided), printed petitions, a clipboard, a pen and an AAF hi viz. We can send you the Hi Viz. It’s also a good idea to take a friend. Then choose a place to stand where there is a good footfall and ask passers-by to sign your petition. If you like, you can give them an AAF leaflet to read.
You might think that this is a frightening prospect. However, we have been trying it out for several months in Salisbury, St Ives and several towns in Somerset, and it has been going very well indeed. Most people will sign a petition, if you ask them. It is a satisfying and producive way of spending an afternoon.
But what we need is more petitions to more MPs
Our petition asks your local MP to use their power to strengthen the Hunting Act 2004. It isn’t doing its job, and we all know that. When you have collected as many signatures as you can, take them to your MP. Or put them in the post. Insist on a response.
Click HERE and you can download our petition.
If you have any questions, please email Pip on info@actionagainstfoxhunting,org
Please let us know if you would like to do this and we will give you all the help we can.