The Anti-Fox Hunting Act in Britain is Safe...For Now
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

League Against Cruel Sports
July 2015

ACTION

With 8 out of 10 people in both countryside and urban areas in the UK against fox hunting, any attempt to bring it back would be deeply unpopular whenever it takes place

If you are British or know anyone who is, please use this link to contact Members of Parliament and tell them to KEEP the Hunting Ban in place as it is, with NO amendments.

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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Watch video - Still Hunting Foxes in Scotland...

Following the Scottish National Party's announcement that they would vote against the Government’s proposed amendments to the Hunting Act, and the fact that there was substantial cross party support to keep the ban, the government has decided to drop the vote. But we don’t think this is the last we’ll hear about it.

The Government knew this was a vote they would lose. Increasing numbers of Members of Parliament from all parties now oppose re-introducing bloodsports and the Government has recognised that public opinion is overwhelmingly against hunting.

So it would be a mistake for the Government to return to this issue in the future, and any attempts to repeal the Hunting Act by the back door would clearly be wrong.

Not withstanding all the other issues facing the country, it has becoming increasingly clear that most of the UK is against the cruelty of hunting. With 8 out of 10 people in both countryside and urban areas against hunting, any attempt to bring it back would be deeply unpopular whenever it takes place.

We had hoped that a vote would go ahead tomorrow and that debate about hunting would finally be consigned to history. Nevertheless, we are resolved, whatever the Government does, to continue to highlight the cruelty involved in hunting and undermine any suggestion that hunting has anything to do with wildlife management or fox control. I encourage you to carry on speaking out against hunting and continue to make your concerns known to your MP.

We are pleased that the Scottish government have recognised that the ban in Scotland needs examining. This is actually as a result of a recent League investigation into hunting in Scotland! You can view the investigation at Still Hunting Foxes in Scotland and take a look at this new footage we have recently released.

We are looking forward to working with the Scottish government to ensure the law is as strong as possible, and those who break the law are brought to justice.


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