One of the Big beasts being used by the Conservative party to try and convince voters to let them have another go at running the country before the predicted cold snap in Hell, has been taken into custody by the RSPCA.
Ken Clarke, the Chancellor in the last Tory government, was led away by the charity's inspectors this afternoon, after complaints from concerned members of the public, about his general condition and appearence.
The 69 year old was campaigning in Royal Leamington Spa, one of the seats David Cameron has to win if he's to find out what size curtains he'll need at Number 10.
But onlookers rang the charity when a shabby figure with poor teeth and a generally unkempt appearance turned up to greet activists.
"It was shocking." Ethel Trusspott said. "He looked tired and malnourished and in need of a damn good wash. I thought he was a homeless and I nearly gave him 50 pence."
Another bystander, Steven Morris, actually called the charity. "It was clear from his manner he wasn't happy. His teeth were badly stained, his hair was all over the shop, he looked like he'd not shaved in days and as for his nasal hair, let's just say he could have platted it."
Mr Clarke's owner, a D. Cameron of Oxfordshire, refused to comment tonight; the RSPCA confirmed they're now looking after the beast and will prepare a file on his condition for a potential prosecution.