Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Vote Cruelty Free, Vote Green

Vote Cruelty Free is a new non-partisan coalition of organisations working together to raise the profile of animal protection issues on the political agenda.

It consists of the BUAV, Compassion in World Farming, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), League Against Cruel Sports and Respect for Animals.

By now PPCs should have received a copy of the Vote Cruelty Free manifesto.

Vote Cruelty Free now has the support of over 100 candidates across the country. I am proud to join them and show that I am committed to animal welfare issues. Many Green candidates including, Caroline Lucas, have already pledged.

For further information about this unique project visit or contact us on or 020 76196970.

Best wishes

The Vote Cruelty Free team
Vote Cruelty Free - Green Party Candidates 'Vote Cruelty Free Another two Green pledges take us to 275! Thanks to Adrian Windisch and Mark Ruskell.'

Dear Adrian,

Many thanks for your support of Vote Cruelty Free.

We would like to publicise your support on our website and send out a press release to your local media. The proposed press release is attached, subject to your approval. If you would like to add in a quote or suggest some local media contacts, please let us know.

Once again many thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

The Vote Cruelty Free team

Adrian Windisch said, “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to express by desire to end hunting for sport and reduce cruelty to animals. Labour say they are against hunting but have left a mess, things have changed little since the act was passed in 2004.”

The last foxhunting court case came in September when a district judge in Penrith, Cumbria, ruled there was no case to answer against John Harrison, huntsman of the Ullswater hounds in the Lake District. The country's 320 hunts – 181 packs of foxhounds, 90 of hare-chasing dogs, three of staghounds, 21 of mink hounds and 25 Welsh "fox control societies" – has changed little since the act was passed in 2004. Over 85% have the same number of employees and hounds as they did then, or more.

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