Putting on the pressure in Northern Ireland 

Author: Janice Watt, Senior Public Affairs Officer – Northern Ireland 

Northern Ireland is the last part of the UK with no legislation to ban hunting with dogs but thanks to our combined efforts we’re closer than ever. 

Our polling has shown that a vast majority of Northern Irish people support a ban on hunting with dogs. This was reflected in the immense public outcry against some Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) who stopped the recent bill from passing in Stormont, that would have banned the horrific practice once and for all. 

This is not the end. On the contrary, thanks to your support this is just the beginning. It was a close call, and this opportunity is still there for the taking. 

We want the Assembly to make time, as soon as possible after the elections, to revisit the issue of hunting wild mammals with dogs which is why we will be contacting every single candidate to back our call. We’ll release our manifesto and put more pressure on the Assembly than ever before. 

Many of the MLAs are already with us. The public is with us. Most importantly, you are with us. This is why I’m confident we can win.

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