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Since I started at the League I've been called a bunny-hugging class warrior. I'm not sure how to take it, but it's clear the quality of debate in some areas is quite poor.
Let's look at the class issue. There is a strange fairytale world of Allianceland where there's a League investigator up every tree, a remote camera under every bush, all trying to catch the feral rich as they crash through the law of the land, our property and villages, mounted on their horses and surrounded by hounds and hunt followers.
In Allianceland, chief executive Alice Barnard and her chums bravely defend the honourable squirachy against the working-class townie oiks who want to stop the traditional fun of hunting wild animals with dogs.
Back in the real world, the League will continue to catch criminals breaking the Hunting Act and other wildlife legislation whether they are toffs in red jackets, working class lads with dogs, plumbers, bankers or university students.
The key for us is the criminality, not the class. To achieve our animal welfare objectives we will work within the law to enforce, change and create the law. We do not and will not condone those who break the law.
Can the same be said for the Countryside Alliance? It's certainly the case that they don't represent all the rural community. Our polling shows that 71% of country people are against the repeal of the Hunting Act. Yet its their core purpose.
Do they support those who are the victim of hunt havoc? No they don't. We will monitor their communications over the coming days to see what they say about the family who were traumatised when a hunt's pack rioted and attacked their alpacas. Challenged to name the hunt caught cubhunting last month, and they remain silent.
Do they support hunters who have been found guilty of criminal offences? Yes they do. On their website Alice Barnard promoted an appeal for the two criminals convicted under the Hunting Act and the Protection of Badgers Act. The Countryside Alliance also said they would "give our full support" to twice-convicted criminal Richard Down, huntsman of the Quantock Staghounds.
On the basis of this track record how can they claim to represent the interests of the countryside when they're so out of whack with what ordinary people think about law and order?
There is a crisis of crime in the countryside. Policing is a key issue for rural communities. Yet the Alliance champion people who are breaking the law of the land, undermining confidence in the police and the criminal justice system. For example, how can people get away with rioting with dogs across someone's alpaca farm, damaging property and harming livestock and not even get a police caution?
As I said to the room full of hunters at our Conservative conference fringe event last night, wildlife crime needs to quickly become a policing priority. Zero tolerance of crime is good enough for London where the new Commissioner is going to be hard on catching all criminals. Why is it not good enough for villages?
Theresa May said yesterday "the only cause of crime is criminals" and that the police reforms are about "tough, no nonsense crime fighting". So let's have some tough no nonsense wildlife crime fighting.
As for being a bunny hugger, I wear that epithet with pride.
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