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Petition for action after QC beat fox to death

More than 11,500 people have signed a petition demanding a top lawyer be prosecuted after he “battered” a fox to death.

Jolyon Maugham killed the predator with a baseball bat after it became trapped in netting protecting the QC’s chickens.

Mr Maugham, a tax law specialist from London, posted on Twitter:


“Already this morning I have killed a fox with a baseball bat. How’s your Boxing Day going?”

As a social media furore surrounded the tweet, he added further details.

He said he “wasn’t sure what else to do” about the trapped animal.

He added: “My chickens were very distressed by the fox, both before and after I’d despatched it – and I wanted it out of the way quickly.”

He then admitted he had been wearing his wife’s “too small green kimono” and “nursing a hangover” at the time.

He later apologised if anyone had been “upset”.

The petition calls for:

“The public interest would be served by a proper investigation and clarification of the law and if appropriate prosecution for this cruel act.”

An RSPCA spokesperson said: “We’re aware of a situation regarding a fox and would like to reassure people that we’re investigating.”


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