Celebs tell Tony Blair: Keep your hunt ban promise
09 September 2004
(Source of information: International Fund for Animal Welfare)
Stars from the world of music and television have written to British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, demanding that he keep his promise to ban hunting with dogs.
Mel C, Paul McCartney, Dermot O'Leary, Alexei Sayle, Louise Redknapp, Richard Wilson, Billy Bragg, Jo Brand, Jenny Seagrove and Twiggy said in their letter:
"We are counting on you to bring the Hunting Bill back as soon as possible to ensure that a law to ban fox hunting is passed this November. Three quarters of the British public think hunting should not be legal and we too believe that it's time for the ban.
"We expect you to keep the promise that you made five years ago on national television to ban hunting and to see it through in this session of Parliament. It will only take a single day to pass this Bill in the House of Commons and consign this cruel and barbaric activity to history."
If the law is to come into effect this year, the Hunting Bill MUST be reintroduced in the next few weeks.
Action Item 1
Visit the UK Government's website and send an email directly to Tony Blair from this page: www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page854.asp. Ask Mr Blair to respect the wishes of the majority and ensure that the hunt ban is introduced. You may also write to Tony Blair at: 10 Downing Street, London SE1 2AA, England.
Action Item 2
Please also write to the Irish Prime Minister, Bertie Ahern. Tell him that a majority of Irish people are opposed to hunting with dogs. Demand the immediate introduction of legislation which would make these blood sports illegal in Ireland.
An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern