Government shelves plans to offer a free vote on repealing the Hunting Act
Reacting to reports that the government has shelved plans to offer a free vote on repealing the Hunting Act, Eduardo Gonçalves, CEO of the League Against Cruel Sports said:
“It’s a victory for common sense. The reaction during the election showed that the public don’t want a government messing around with the Hunting Act when there are so many other important issues to worry about.
“But we’re aware that this is only a postponement of the attack on the , not a cancellation. We have no doubt that a vocal minority will continue in their attempts to weaken or repeal the ban – either openly or via the back door. We also know that illegal is still taking place, as shown by the last week. The horror of , where the hunts literally train their hounds to kill foxes by setting them on surrounded fox cubs, will soon be starting again.
“We know that . Even more are opposed to deer hunting and hare hunting. The public don’t want animals to be hunted just because some people like doing it, so we need to stop talking about undermining important legislation and get on with the job of strengthening and enforcing it.”