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Wednesday, May 26, 2010


What does the new Government mean for the hunt ban?

Shockingly the ban on hunting with dogs is under threat. The new Government will offer MPs the chance to repeal the Hunting Act.
The coalition agreement says that the Government "will bring forward a motion on a free vote enabling the House of Commons to express its view on the repeal of the Hunting Act."

The Hunting Act banned the cruel and unnecessary 'sport' of chasing and killing foxes, deer, hare and mink with dogs. MPs must now protect the Hunting Act to ensure there is no return to cruelty in our countryside.
IFAW cannot understand why a new Government would prioritise repealing the Hunting Act. This move is completely out of step with public opinion. It is essential that MPs represent the view of the compassionate majority, 75%* of whom want the ban on hunting to stay.

* http://www.ipsos-mori.com/


1 comment:

@eloh said...

An oddity... I grew up in Iowa (Midwest) and my dad had Grand Champion Coon Hounds. Night hunts with dogs where the racoon is "tree'd" and the hunt is over.

I've spent the last 30 years in the Deep South... Coon hunting is also done here... the HUGE difference... here the coon is killed.