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..

Repeal the Hunting Act

The Hunting Act was aimed at Human Beings not animal welfare. Allowing two hounds to flush vermin to guns shows the prejudice in the Act. Why two hounds not twenty? Because Human Beings might must be stopped from the sport of hunting regardless of animal welfare.

Recently  a member of the public called the police because a pack of mink-hounds were being exercised on a river entirely legally (with landowner permission) . The accusation was made, without observation or any factual evidence, that the hounds were hunting otter. The complainant obviously did not know that it was otterhound packs themselves that were behind the banning of otter-hunting in 1977 because of a disastrous decline in numbers as a result of environmental pollution.

But what an enormous waste of a police-officer's time and and petrol. Surely our police have better things to do? Yet because of the Act they have to respond to a complainant's call however fatuous.

Why is this idea important?

The Hunting Act was aimed at Human Beings not animal welfare. Allowing two hounds to flush vermin to guns shows the prejudice in the Act. Why two hounds not twenty? Because Human Beings might must be stopped from the sport of hunting regardless of animal welfare.

Recently  a member of the public called the police because a pack of mink-hounds were being exercised on a river entirely legally (with landowner permission) . The accusation was made, without observation or any factual evidence, that the hounds were hunting otter. The complainant obviously did not know that it was otterhound packs themselves that were behind the banning of otter-hunting in 1977 because of a disastrous decline in numbers as a result of environmental pollution.

But what an enormous waste of a police-officer's time and and petrol. Surely our police have better things to do? Yet because of the Act they have to respond to a complainant's call however fatuous.

Repeal the Hunting Act 2004 and all other legislation that criminalises hunting with hounds

Repeal the Hunting Act 2004. Repeal the Badger Act. Remove the Polecat and Otter from list of protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Remove the Otter from the list of protected species under the Habitat Regulations 2010 and the EC Habitat Directive.

So that those who wish to hunt with hounds may do so.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the Hunting Act 2004. Repeal the Badger Act. Remove the Polecat and Otter from list of protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Remove the Otter from the list of protected species under the Habitat Regulations 2010 and the EC Habitat Directive.

So that those who wish to hunt with hounds may do so.

Abolish the fox hunting ban

Country people should continue to have the centuries old right to hunt.

A marvellous spectacle – part of our tradition – good tourist attraction – keeps vermin (foxes) down.

Why is this idea important?

Country people should continue to have the centuries old right to hunt.

A marvellous spectacle – part of our tradition – good tourist attraction – keeps vermin (foxes) down.