I believe that the Hunting Act is a badl piece of law which has little to do with animal welfare and more to do with class issues. It should be repealed and be replaced with legislation that recognises the welfare of animals,the well-being of people and the richness and integrity of the natural world are inextricably linked. I believe the way forward I have suggested would go some considerable way to doing these things.
Repeal Hunting Act.Reintroduce The Wild Mamals (Protection) (Amendment) Bill. Licence Hunting and set up a new authority to ovresee this and another to oversee the Wild Mamals(Protection) (Ammendment ) Act. This Act would allow activities which some may believe to cause undue suffering to be tested in court..It would mean that the issue would be taken out of the political arena where it has no place.