19 May Keep the Hunting Ban
David Cameron’s government is now in a position to push for the repeal of the hunting ban that they have promised.
Appearing earlier this year in the Countryside Alliance magazine, he said that people should have the “freedom” to kill animals. “I have always been a strong supporter of country sports. It is my firm belief that people should have the freedom to hunt, so I share the frustration that many people feel about the Hunting Act and the way it was brought in by the last government,” he wrote. While many would argue with this definition of sport, action needs to be taken to ensure that the ban is not repealed. Anti hunt groups are looking at working with sympathetic conservative MPs to block any change. There is a Conservatives Against Fox Hunting Group. The League Against Cruel Sports said it will work with the Tories to head off a repeal. The League claims 80% of the public and 70% of Conservative supporters support the current law, which is enshrined in the Hunting Act.
We stand with many other animals welfare charities in demanding that it is not repealed and support Green MP Caroline Lucas in her call for the bill to be strengthened and extended to apply to other cruel sports.
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