Hunting With Dogs Has Had Its Day
The landmark Hunting Act 2004 was introduced ten years ago. Conservatives Against Fox Hunting celebrate the ninth anniversary of the iconic act on the 18th February which came into force in February 2005. The act bans hare coursing, fox, stag and hare hunting by dogs for sport.
The latest Ipsos-Mori (18th Dec 2013) poll on the issue shows that 80% of the country think fox hunting should not be made legal again- that’s eight out of ten people want to keep the ban. The same poll shows that the opposition to hunting with dogs is equal in rural communities as much as it is in urban communities. The poll shows that two thirds of respondents who said they would vote Conservative in 2015 do not want to see a repeal of The Hunting Act 2004.
Calls for a relaxation or repeal of the hunting ban perpetuate an outmoded image. Times change and politics change. It’s time to say that ‘Hunting with Dogs has had its day’ and it’s time to move on, leave the past behind and look to the future. We need to move forward as a nation, not backwards on matters of animal welfare. There is an increasing number of Conservative MPs who are prepared to resist repeal and say no to a return of banned sports.
Blue Fox- Conservatives Against Fox Hunting 2014
Stuart Andrew MP
Tracey Crouch MP
Caroline Dinenage MP
Sir Roger Gale MP
Simon Kirby MP
Dominic Raab MP
Lee Scott MP
Mike Weatherley MP
Chris Platt, Blue Fox Co Founder, President Esher & Walton Conservative Association