‘Guests Off the Leash’ are short standalone audio comments and statements (‘shortcasts’) from conservationists, campaigners, charities, authors and members of our audience. If it needs to be said – say it here!
‘Trail hunting is nothing but a smokescreen for the illegal hunting of wildlife”. In this shortcast Robert Pownall, founder of Keep The Ban, a non-profit organisation campaigning to end the hunting of wildlife in the name of entertainment, discusses the lie that is so-called ‘trail hunting’ and asks listeners to petition the National Trust to permanently end the issuing of ‘trail hunting’ licences which have facilitated the illegal hunting of foxes on Trust land.
Keep The Ban also recently launched a campaign to gather more followers on Twitter than the hunting lobby group Countryside Alliance. They have achieved that, and if you’d like to add your name to their still-growing list please follow them @keeptheban – and please join nearly 300,000 signatories to their petition to Strengthen the 2004 Hunting Act