Fox ‘hunt’ highlights welfare of animals

Lush trainee manager Paul Cassidy and customer advisor Avril Harrison. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Lush trainee manager Paul Cassidy and customer advisor Avril Harrison. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
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STAFF at a Doncaster cosmetics store dressed as foxes and hunt saboteurs to highlight the issue of animal rights.

Workers at Lush in the Frenchgate Centre staged a mock hunt with co-workers dressed as police officers giving chase.

Shoppers looked on as the chase with a serious message took place in the malls.

The eyecatching event was organised by Lush and the Hunt Saboteurs Association and took place ahead of the elections for the new police and crime commissioners.

It was aimed at dramatising the public perception that police will turn a blind eye to wildlife crime, while surveying and intimidating animal rights, environmental and peace activists.

Helen Ascott, of the HSA, said: “We believe it is madness to spend money on policing saboteurs when the real law breakers are getting away with it.

“We hope the incoming police commissioners will take on board the public’s concerns around these issues.

“It is shocking that wildlife crime is such a low policing priority – 76 per cent of the public supports the ban on hunting and yet, week after week, we face hunts who are hunting illegally.”