Spoof burglars film exposes hunters' arguments
A film launched tonight at the House of Commons exposes the nonsense of the hunters' arguments for repeal of the Hunting Act, according to the League Against Cruel Sports.
The film - which purports to be from the National Association of Burglars - includes interviews with three burglars and a spokesman for the Association. They claim that the Theft Act is unfair, breaches human rights, criminalises a traditional activity, and was passed by MPs who'd never been burgling.
Steve Taylor, the League's head of campaigns and communications, said, "The film's a bit of fun but it makes an important point. The hunters are the only group of criminals in society who flirt with this idea that they are in some way victime of the law, rather than transgressers of it."
This morning, MPs received a copy of the film with a letter from the Association urging them to watch it.
The film concludes with remarks from Professor John Cooper QC, the League's chairman, in which he describes the Hunting Act as "setting the standard for the type of society we all want to live in".