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GOTL | Keep The Ban: Trail hunting and the National Trust (02:49)

‘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.

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Off the Leash Podcast Episode 11

Back after our summer break, season two kicks off with a withering look at the lack of animal welfare in the horse- and greyhound-racing industries. We then turn our focus on the National Trust and its support for so-called ‘trail hunting’ – a cover for illegal foxhunting (which includes a shortcast from Rob Pownall of Keep the Ban). Charlie tells the dog whistlers yelling ‘woke’ to wake the heck up.  In ‘Hero and Villain’ we thank campaigners at Camp Beagle and swift nestbox manufacturer John Stimpson, and pour scorn on Ian Botham’s declaration of war on the RSPB and the ‘penis rockets’ of Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson. In 60 Second Shoutout, we highlight the new shortcasts we’ve recently uploaded (and introduce a new one from author and campaigner Mary Colwell), flag up Peter Egan’s petition to have laboratory animals included in the Animal Welfare Act and Maggie Wilcox’s petition on free-roaming cats (and we have our third shortcast of the episode from Maggie herself). Finally, Dominic trails the Oxford Badger Group ‘Badger Picnic’ he will be talking at.

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