Green Party Animals Spokesperson: 'Greens will fight tooth and nail to ensure this barbaric practice remains illegal'

fox-huntingKeith Taylor MEP, the Green Party's Animals Spokesperson, has today condemned a secret Tory plot to bring back fox hunting [1].

The vocal animal welfare campaigner and South East MEP said: "That the bloodthirsty plot to repeal the foxhunting ban can only be discussed behind closed doors reflects the fact that the Tories know 84% of the public [2] oppose this barbaric pursuit, which is enjoyed by only a tiny privileged few."

"Not being open with the public about this plot is a subversion of our democracy and, on foxhunting, the Tories have a history: a vote to repeal the ban was quietly abandoned in 2015 when it became clear the Government didn't have the numbers to push it through [3]."

"Foxhunting is an abomination dressed up as a tradition, enjoyed only by a monied few. It is entirely needless and causes tremendous suffering. Yet our wannabe Prime Minister Theresa May remains a staunch advocate [4]."

"Today's leak should set alarm bells ringing for animal welfare advocates across Britain. As Greens, we will continue to protect our British wildlife by fighting tooth and nail to ensure this barbaric practice remains illegal."






Keith is theGreenMEP for the South East of England and is one of 50Greens/EFA MEPs in the European Parliament. He sits on the Committee on Transport and Tourism, and the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. He is a member of the European Parliament’s delegation to the Palestinian Legislative Council which works to forge greater links between MEPs and parliamentarians in Palestine. Keith is also Vice Chair of the parliament’s Intergroup on animal welfare and amember of the parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights.