The hunting fraternity are frantically hoping to get the Hunting Act repealed.  Anti-hunt campaigners know that, with David Cameron in No. 10, they may get their wish.

Tory Michael Howard created the Aggravated Trespass legislation specifically to criminalise hunt sabbing. Prior to this, entering land to try and save a fox, hare of deer from the hunt was just a ciivil offence, not a police matter.   Aggravated Trespass effectively means that the state devotes resources to assisting hunters to commit acts of gross cruelty upon animals. 

Why is this idea important?

It is important to remove this legislation as it treats brave and altruistic people as criminals, and it uses the state to protect hunting, an activity of which the vast majority of the British public strongly disapprove.

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