Repeal of the hunting act

The hunting act is a totally unworkable and unfair piece of legislation. Culling foxes (an inevitable and necessary activity) is done most humanely by hunting. The fox is killed instantaneously as opposed to when it is snared, poisoned or shot by an incompetent..

Why is this idea important?

The hunting act is a totally unworkable and unfair piece of legislation. Culling foxes (an inevitable and necessary activity) is done most humanely by hunting. The fox is killed instantaneously as opposed to when it is snared, poisoned or shot by an incompetent..

Give Farmers Precedence Over Foxes

Repeal or change the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002
and the Hunting Act 2004.

Having lost 20 hens to foxes sofar this year (out of a small group producing 3 to 10 eggs per day), I met a fox chasing a cloud of flapping squaking hens in my garden last Sunday.

I had my dogs with me, but under current legislation am not allowed to let them “hunt” the fox.

What lunacy! The fox vanished into cover where there is no possibility of shooting, and has been back since.

The hens are not happy if they are shut in. I feel my rights to keep free range hens should take precedence over the rights granted to foxes by the previous government.

Please repeal or change this misguided legislation and untie my hands.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal or change the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002
and the Hunting Act 2004.

Having lost 20 hens to foxes sofar this year (out of a small group producing 3 to 10 eggs per day), I met a fox chasing a cloud of flapping squaking hens in my garden last Sunday.

I had my dogs with me, but under current legislation am not allowed to let them “hunt” the fox.

What lunacy! The fox vanished into cover where there is no possibility of shooting, and has been back since.

The hens are not happy if they are shut in. I feel my rights to keep free range hens should take precedence over the rights granted to foxes by the previous government.

Please repeal or change this misguided legislation and untie my hands.

Repeal of the Act banning hunting with dogs

The Labour government introduced (in 2003/4?) legislation banning hunting with dogs. This should be repealed. Hunting of this kind is a long-established activity. Introducing this kind of law was a perfect example of the state interfering in a societal activity, without creating a  sufficient benefit to other members of society. It criminalised ordinary people, and risked appearing to be motivated by class resentment

I do not hunt myself, nor do I associate with anyone who does.

My objection is one of principle on the way government should work: it was a significant factor in my voting against Labour in the last two elections 

Why is this idea important?

The Labour government introduced (in 2003/4?) legislation banning hunting with dogs. This should be repealed. Hunting of this kind is a long-established activity. Introducing this kind of law was a perfect example of the state interfering in a societal activity, without creating a  sufficient benefit to other members of society. It criminalised ordinary people, and risked appearing to be motivated by class resentment

I do not hunt myself, nor do I associate with anyone who does.

My objection is one of principle on the way government should work: it was a significant factor in my voting against Labour in the last two elections 

The importance of the repeal of the Hunting Act 2004

My idea is that the Hunting Act 2004 must be repealed at the earliest opportunity.  There are many reasons to say this, but I feel particularly strongly about the following:-

  1. It is bad law and as such should not be allowed to continue in a free society
  2. There is no evidence that hunting with dogs is cruel
  3. At the end of the process the previous administration admitted that it had nothing to do with animal welfare but everything to do with class
  4. Hundreds of hours of parliamentary debate were taken over this subject but only tens of hours about the war in Iraq which made it a wicked, scandalous waste of time and money
  5. Minorities must be protected by law not attacked.
  6. The people who follow hunts should not be subjected to the unwanted attentions of so called hunt monitors.
  7. The police should not have their time wasted trying to uphold a law that is neither easy to interpret nor simple to enforce.

 

 

Why is this idea important?

My idea is that the Hunting Act 2004 must be repealed at the earliest opportunity.  There are many reasons to say this, but I feel particularly strongly about the following:-

  1. It is bad law and as such should not be allowed to continue in a free society
  2. There is no evidence that hunting with dogs is cruel
  3. At the end of the process the previous administration admitted that it had nothing to do with animal welfare but everything to do with class
  4. Hundreds of hours of parliamentary debate were taken over this subject but only tens of hours about the war in Iraq which made it a wicked, scandalous waste of time and money
  5. Minorities must be protected by law not attacked.
  6. The people who follow hunts should not be subjected to the unwanted attentions of so called hunt monitors.
  7. The police should not have their time wasted trying to uphold a law that is neither easy to interpret nor simple to enforce.

 

 

REPEAL THE HUNTING BAN

THE HUNT BAN SHOULD BE REPEALED ASAP. IT HAS INCREASED ANIMAL CRUELTY I.E. MORE SNARES USED TO CATCH FOXES AND MANY MORE BEING SHOT INDISCIMINATELY. WITH HUNTING WITH HOUNDS THERE IS AT LEAST A CHANCE FOR A FIT AND HEALTHY FOX TO GET AWAY

Why is this idea important?

THE HUNT BAN SHOULD BE REPEALED ASAP. IT HAS INCREASED ANIMAL CRUELTY I.E. MORE SNARES USED TO CATCH FOXES AND MANY MORE BEING SHOT INDISCIMINATELY. WITH HUNTING WITH HOUNDS THERE IS AT LEAST A CHANCE FOR A FIT AND HEALTHY FOX TO GET AWAY

A repeal of the hunting Act

The hunting Act should be repeled as it has proved to be unworkable, illiberel and a waste of Police time. It has given animal rights activists credence with the police as they aasume the position of monitors thinking that they are an extension of the Law, when they have publicly ststed that if tghere is a repeal they will revert to "sabbing" full time.

Let us hope that if and when the time comes for repeal, that this Government will not waste the hours on it that the former administration did and also take heed of the reports submitted on hunting especially that of Lord Burns.

Why is this idea important?

The hunting Act should be repeled as it has proved to be unworkable, illiberel and a waste of Police time. It has given animal rights activists credence with the police as they aasume the position of monitors thinking that they are an extension of the Law, when they have publicly ststed that if tghere is a repeal they will revert to "sabbing" full time.

Let us hope that if and when the time comes for repeal, that this Government will not waste the hours on it that the former administration did and also take heed of the reports submitted on hunting especially that of Lord Burns.

Fox hunting ban should not be repealed.

 Like dog fighting cock fighting and bear baiting, fox hunting should have been banned decades ago. How anyone can consider ripping a fox to pieces as "sport" beggars belief.

Why is this idea important?

 Like dog fighting cock fighting and bear baiting, fox hunting should have been banned decades ago. How anyone can consider ripping a fox to pieces as "sport" beggars belief.

Stop wasting parliaments time trying to repeal animal cruelty laws

No one on here is saying that livestock should be treated badly, dog fighting laws should be repealed, the RSPCA should be abolished. So in principal we agree that part of being a human is to be compassionate to 'lesser creatures' as I keep seeing animals referred too. 

Yet we are suggesting that we take up constitutional time debating other ways of being cruel to animals as if it is some assault on our civil liberties.

If we agree that we should be humane – keep livestock in good conditions, not tortures our pets, not neglect our animals and not mistreat the family budgerigar then it is inconsistent to say that certain animals and practices are civil liberty issues.

They aren't.  

As a society we have already accepted  humane treatment for animals as a standard – if it isn't humane you can't do it – simple really!  

 

 

Why is this idea important?

No one on here is saying that livestock should be treated badly, dog fighting laws should be repealed, the RSPCA should be abolished. So in principal we agree that part of being a human is to be compassionate to 'lesser creatures' as I keep seeing animals referred too. 

Yet we are suggesting that we take up constitutional time debating other ways of being cruel to animals as if it is some assault on our civil liberties.

If we agree that we should be humane – keep livestock in good conditions, not tortures our pets, not neglect our animals and not mistreat the family budgerigar then it is inconsistent to say that certain animals and practices are civil liberty issues.

They aren't.  

As a society we have already accepted  humane treatment for animals as a standard – if it isn't humane you can't do it – simple really!  

 

 

Repeal the Hunting Act 2004

The Hunting Act was the single largest waste of Parlimentary time during the last Government. It was not introduced to improve Animal Welfare but simply camouflaged as such to hide the true Class discrimination that was so blatantly behind it. Not only is it unworkable but it Crimalises Law Abiding Citizens and wastes Police and Courts time to placate those people who believe that everydoby who rides a horse in the countryside is a "Toff" .

It has been shown by a Government Enquiry that it has no purpose and no evidence was given to prove Hunting is less Humane than any other methods of controlling the numbers of animal species that no longer have natural preditors.

Why is this idea important?

The Hunting Act was the single largest waste of Parlimentary time during the last Government. It was not introduced to improve Animal Welfare but simply camouflaged as such to hide the true Class discrimination that was so blatantly behind it. Not only is it unworkable but it Crimalises Law Abiding Citizens and wastes Police and Courts time to placate those people who believe that everydoby who rides a horse in the countryside is a "Toff" .

It has been shown by a Government Enquiry that it has no purpose and no evidence was given to prove Hunting is less Humane than any other methods of controlling the numbers of animal species that no longer have natural preditors.