Woman Sprints In To Save Fox As Hunters Scream At Her
We love this lady.
There's simply nothing classy about fox hunting, a bloody tradition that uses dogs to tear foxes limb from limb.
While a ban on the cruel sport has been in place for a decade, it's hard to enforce, and no one knows how many foxes are still killed each year.
But some animal activists in the U.K. are taking the law into their own hands, using whatever means they can to intervene on behalf of the defenseless animals hunted down despite the law protecting them.
Moving footage from 2012 shows the determination of a woman who couldn't stand the cruelty.
The hunters sit astride horses in the fox hunting tradition, while their trained dogs do their dirty work.
The hounds are zeroing in on a tiny fox when a woman sprints towards them. She starts screaming at the dogs to get them to stand back.
She throws her own body on the fox and brings the shaking animal into her arms.
As she runs away with the fox, the hunters shout from their horses: "Leave it!"
Watch her beautiful act of bravery here:
Add your name to a petition that says the fox hunting ban needs to be more strictly enforced.
UPDATE: A previous version of this story stated that the hunters were shouting at the woman to "leave it." Readers have pointed out that this command is often directed at hunting dogs.