We celebrate the 11th Anniversary of the Hunting Act 2004 on the 18th February 2016
Conservative MP’s are showing their opposition to hunting with dogs in greater numbers than ever
To mark the eleventh anniversary of the landmark Hunting Act 2004 on February 18th Conservatives Against Fox Hunting (Blue Fox) calls for Conservative MP’s to support the Hunting Act 2004 which bans hare coursing, fox, mink, stag and hare hunting with dogs for sport. At least 50 Conservative MPs have clearly stated in public that they will oppose a repeal of the ban on hunting. At least 20 others have opposed the repeal in private. This compares to just six Conservative MPs who supported the Hunting Act when it was brought in 11 years ago
Sir Roger Gale, MP for North Thanet and Patron of Blue Fox said,’ Fox hunting has had its day”,
The latest Ipsos-Mori (December 2015) poll for the League Against Cruel Sports on the issue shows that 83% 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 higher in rural communities than it in urban communities.
It’s time to leave the worn out hunting issue behind and promote commitment to advance positive animal welfare objectives which appeal to our whole society. Calls for the repeal or amendments to weaken the hunting ban perpetuate a dated outmoded image. We need to move forward as a nation, not backwards on matters of animal welfare. There are an increasing number of Conservative MPs who are prepared to resist repeal and say “ No” to a return of banned sports.”
Blue Fox video on Instagram https://www.magisto.com/video/NlpHOVcQRz5pBg5pYw?l=vsm&o=i&c=t