Help Keep the Ban on Fox Hunting

If David Cameron is so keen on fox hunting maybe he should get even more involved

CXbEI5hWMAAACUkThe Prime Minister, David Cameron, has said he believes in the “freedom to hunt” and wants fox hunting legalised. He has said he has “always been a strong supporter of country sports” and that “it is [his] firm belief that people should have the freedom to hunt”.

What about the animals freedom ?

In 2005 following severe pressure from animal rights campaigners fox hunting was made illegal in England and Wales by the creation of the Hunting Act 2005. A ban on hunting in Scotland had been passed in 2002, however, hunting in Northern Ireland still remains legal.  The practice of fox hunting involves setting a pack of dogs on a fox and then chasing it on horseback, usually in traditional dress. The “sport” is to many people a vicious and outdated pastime. The hunting act is a criminal offence. All offences defined by the Hunting Act will be punishable by a fine of up to £5,000. Furthermore, dogs, vehicles and equipment used in a hunting offence may be confiscated and if deemed appropriate destroyed.

But there are different rules about what you can do to manage wildlife on your land or control pests on your property.

Please sign this petition to show the Prime Minister how archaic his view is on the topic of hunting for sport, and show your support for the animals that the ban currently protects.

Becky White & Nicola Waterson started this petition with a single signature, and now has 581,523 supporters.

 

 

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