It is only March, but meets held on land owned or managed by local councils on Boxing Day and throughout the festive period, are being put at risk of cancellation in 2019 by a campaign organised by anti-hunting associations. One meet was forced to relocate in 2018, but more councils are being targeted. This threatens to deny many people their only opportunity to see hounds and interact with their local hunt, which is such a key part of the festive season.
Use this page to send a letter to your local council leader, expressing your support for Boxing Day meets continuing in the heart of communities. Meeting in the middle of towns and villages often means meeting on council-owned or managed land, and we need to support those councils that allow us to do so.
This letter is for everyone who wants to see meets continuing in these public areas throughout the 2019 festive season and beyond. Many of these meets are regularly supported by hundreds and even thousands of people from the local community as well as those associated with their local packs of hounds, and we need every one to add their voice to the campaign.
It only takes a moment to enter your details below. By sending this letter, even if your local meet does not take place on council-owned land, you will be showing your support for those local councils that are being pressured into cancelling their 2019 festive meets.