Ten-year-old anti-fox hunting campaigner from Rugby gains international support

Isabelle with Freddie the Fox
Isabelle with Freddie the Fox

A ten-year-old anti-fox hunting campaigner has received support from an international organisation.

Isabelle Moors, from Rugby, wrote to Mark Pawsey MP earlier in the year in a bid to change his stance on fox hunting and recently visited Westminster to discuss the subject further.

Isabelle said: “I really enjoyed my day in Westminster. Mr Pawsey arranged a tour and then we had a chat and some tea in the Pugin Room.

“Mr Pawsey also very kindly took me into the Chamber to watch a live debate and he explained what was happening.

“It was very good of him and I learnt a lot. I would like to thank Mr Pawsey for inviting me and hope that I will eventually change his mind about hunting with dogs.”

The International Fund for Animal Welfare has got behind Isabelle’s campaign.

Philip Mansbridge, UK Director of IFAW, said: “All of us at IFAW are so impressed with Isabelle’s compassion and determination to protect British foxes. She may be only 10 but Isabelle has a thorough understanding of the fox hunting issue and makes very compelling arguments.

“We really support her efforts to spread the word that hunting is cruel and the ban should not be overturned. When we heard Isabelle was travelling down to London to talk to her MP again we were pleased to be able to introduce her to our mascot Freddie the Fox, to thank her in person for everything she is doing and to wish her well as she keeps campaigning.”

Isabelle said: “Meeting real animal campaigners was exciting, I would love to work for IFAW when I grow up.”

IFAW works around the world to improve animal welfare and to prevent cruelty.