Reject repeal of Hunting Act 2004

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I’m writing in response to the Prime Minister’s pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting.

This would be a mistake. Eighty-four per cent of people in England and Wales want fox hunting to remain illegal. That’s the kind of public support most politicians only dream of.

Rather than pandering to a vocal minority who want to return Britain to the dark ages of animal cruelty ‘for fun’, we call on all politicians not only to reject any repeal, weakening or substitution of the Hunting Act 2004 but also to support its strengthening and its better enforcement.

Bill Oddie, OBE,

League Against Cruel Sports President