We are very proud that Dominic Raab is our Blue Fox Patron. Dominic is a lawyer and has fought prominent campaigns on civil liberties. He is the author of the book ‘ The Assault on Liberty: What Went Wrong With Human Rights.’
Dominic was our Speaker at our first fringe event at the Conservative party conference in 2010 in Birmingham, nine months after we launched our campaign against repeal. The breakfast briefing event on hunting with dogs was attended by the Founder of Vote OK and we held it jointly with the League Against Cruel Sports. Dominic has kindly supported our parliamentary events in the House Of Commons.
Conservatives Against Fox Hunting, also known as Blue Fox, has five Conservative MP Patrons- Sir Roger Gale, Chair of Conservative Animal Welfare, Caroline Dinenage, Mike Weatherley. Tracey Crouch and Dominic Raab.
The photo shows Dominic Raab MP, Lorraine Platt- Blue Fox Co Founder, Dr Brian May, Simon Kirby MP and Blue Fox Patrons MPs Caroline Dinenage and Mike Weatherley with Chris Platt, Co Founder and Chairman of Esher & Walton Conservative Association at our second event- a parliamentary Breakfast Briefing in Westminster, December 2010
Read Brian May’s account of our first parliamentary event against hunting in 2010. Brian was a key Speaker at our event , which was also attended by the CEO of the League and the UK Director of IFAW
Conservatives Against Fox Hunting: when animal welfare beats party loyalty
These brave MPs show that keeping foxes free from the torture of hunting with dogs is more important than party politics
My new heroes are Conservatives Against Fox Hunting, founded by Chris and Lorraine Platt, and led in the Commons by MPs Caroline Dinenage, Dominic Raab, Mike Weatherley and Simon Kirby.
- These brave MPs are standing by their moral conviction that hunting with dogs is cruel and inexcusable, and must never again be legal in this country. By speaking out against cruelty to our wild animals, contrary to party policy, these MPs risk their popularity in their party and their promotion prospects – it’s a hard place to be. It would be much easier for them to keep quiet.
These heroes have vindicated my long-held belief that animal welfare should be above party politics. Our Save-Me campaign has from the beginning supported any MP from any party who would fight for the rights of foxes and badgers to live in peace in the countryside.
Thanks to the courage of Conservatives Against Fox Hunting, the repeal of the Hunting Act has, for now at least, receded into the distance. And, contrary to the hopes of a small but noisy minority clinging to their “right” to torture animals, Boxing Day this year will dawn with blood-sports still illegal.