Priddy Parish Council - Ban The Mendip Farmers Hunt From Meeting On Priddy Green

Priddy Parish Council - Ban The Mendip Farmers Hunt From Meeting On Priddy Green

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Locals Against Mendip Farmers Hunt started this petition to Priddy Parish Council

The Mendip Farmers Hunt are a law-breaking fox hunt who use violence and intimidation against anyone who opposes them. 

Twice per year Priddy Parish Council allow them to use the public area of Priddy Green on which to meet; for their opening meet in November and their Boxing Day meet. In the past local people have held peaceful protests on the green to show their opposition to the hunt and their illegal killing of foxes. Each protest has been met with violence and intimidation from the hunt and their supporters. 

Boxing Day 2019 innocent bystanders and peaceful protesters were sprayed with an unidentified liquid, were pushed around, threatened and children were filmed, all in an intimidating manner and all by supporters of the hunt. 

Despite this behaviour and past unacceptable behaviour by the hunt (hounds fouling on the green, unlicenced money collections, quads driving on the green), Priddy Parish Council refuse to ban the hunt from meeting on the land. 

We know that Priddy Parish Council have the ability to ban events from taking place on the green as they previously banned the Priddy Sheep Fair.

We respectfully ask the council to move with the times, especially in light of the Hunting Office webinars in August 2020, which exposed once and for all time the myth of "trail hunting".

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