labour pledges to properly ban hunting

The League Against Cruel Sports’ main priority is to see the 2024 general election the last election in which hunting is mentioned. How? By lobbying the main parties to commit to strengthening the Hunting Act 2004 and close the loopholes and excuses that hunts use to get away with old fashioned illegal hunting.

We were therefore delighted when Steve Reed MP, shadow secretary of state for the environment, went on the record in The Times saying the Labour party has vowed to fully ban fox hunting and eliminate it within its first term in parliament, should it win the next election as forecast.

This is something we’ll do in the first term of a Labour government."

Steve Reed, Shadow secretary of state for the environment

Potentially, this is a monumental win for animals over cruelty.

However, we know our campaign isn’t won until all parties pledge publicly to strengthen hunting laws and – crucially – that the next party in power gets new legislation over the line.

So, while we are delighted at this very public commitment from Labour, this cannot and will not be the end of our campaign to end this barbaric cruel ‘sport’.

We must ensure:

1) that the Labour party doesn’t take a single backward step from this position,

2) that other potential parties of government match their commitment, and

3) that they stick to their promises once in power.

Together, we will raise our voices for animals and make sure there isn’t a single MP who doesn’t know that it’s time for change.

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