DISTRESSING CONTENT: Spanish animal rights party reveal video of fox abuse

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CRUEL PRACTICE: A video of a fox was released ahead of hunting season in Galicia. Photo: @PartidoPACMA via Twitter

AN ANIMALS group has released a video highlighting the abuse faced by foxes in Spain.

PACMA, an organisation founded in northern Spain, posted a 38-second video which appears to show a man freeing a fox from a cage before hunters immediately begin shooting at it.

The out-of-focus video, which was posted on Twitter, is accompanied by text saying, “Hunters shut what appears to be a fox in a cage and let it out only to pepper it with bullets.”

The post, which has had 255,000 views, was released to coincide with PACMA’s campaign against the start of fox hunting season.

The organisation said: “Fox-hunting season in Galicia has started: hunts that hide behind environmental excuses, championships in which the only reason to compete is to kill. The hunters will be entitled to pursue and kill thousands of foxes in the countryside.”

They added: “No animal should die under fire,” claiming, “we will fight tirelessly until hunting becomes a crime.”

The group says it aim is to make Galicia, “the first Spanish region to assign resources to protecting foxes instead of killing them.”

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