Repeal the ban on hunting with dogs.

Licence the hunts with the requirement to kill a number of foxes per year, or face a fine for failing to achieve that number. Make it a serious business, as well as a sport. Give the job of working out how many foxes require killing to DEFRA.

Why is this idea important?

Licence the hunts with the requirement to kill a number of foxes per year, or face a fine for failing to achieve that number. Make it a serious business, as well as a sport. Give the job of working out how many foxes require killing to DEFRA.

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.

Reduce the luminosity and number of street lights and security lighting

Within the last ten years there has been an increase in the number of street lights erected throughout the U.K. For every one of  the  older  style sodium street light that  are   removed, three new style halogen  street lights are erected in its place.

There are a number of issues that this raises….

1. The luminosity of the new style halogen  lighting is far greater than the  sodium  style lighting. This creates nuisance on many levels . Normal residential streets have these halogen  lights on all night  the increased luminosity created by the extra number of lamp posts erected and the lumens they expend is at  a  totally unacceptable level to allow the occupants of the houses to sleep comfortably.

2. There have  not been any studies  carried out of the effects that  the  increase in luminosity has on humans,  animals,birds and insects.

3.  There has been no evidence that  the increase in street lighting has reduced the number of crimes i.e. muggings, burglary  to warrant the propensity of  street lighting and security lighting installed across the U.K . The installation of security lighting on residential dwellings are covered by planning regulations yet many domestic and commercial properties have inappropriate and excessive lighting installed that  cause nuisance and grievance to the surrounding neighbourhood.

4. The reasons given by many Local Authorities for the increase in Highways and Byeways and street lighting   is  that they are  carrying out  Government  Laws and European Directives and that the extra lighting helps to reduce crime and road accidents Both of these are lame excuses for  the excessive wastage of public money in  the production of electricity in the first place to be left burning all night at full luminosity.

5. The main reason that was put forward for changing over and   using  lower energy halogen  lighting was to reduce costs. This was to be achieved by the ability to alter the luminosity of the street  lighting to suit the environmental application . This cannot be happening if the number of street lights in cities, towns, villages , hamlets , highways and byeways has increased threefold exponentially and  all street lighting is set at full luminosity across the U.K.

6. There should be a reduction in the number of street lights erected on highways and byeways by reverting back to the previous permitted distances between lampposts. Lighting in residential areas should be set at a more acceptable lumen level that does not create discomfort and nuisance to the occupants of the dwellings. The act of reducing  commercial and domestic electric usage  and street lighting   that pollute our night sky  globally would have a significant effect on the reduction of carbon dioxide production created by the excessive production of electricity .

 

Why is this idea important?

Within the last ten years there has been an increase in the number of street lights erected throughout the U.K. For every one of  the  older  style sodium street light that  are   removed, three new style halogen  street lights are erected in its place.

There are a number of issues that this raises….

1. The luminosity of the new style halogen  lighting is far greater than the  sodium  style lighting. This creates nuisance on many levels . Normal residential streets have these halogen  lights on all night  the increased luminosity created by the extra number of lamp posts erected and the lumens they expend is at  a  totally unacceptable level to allow the occupants of the houses to sleep comfortably.

2. There have  not been any studies  carried out of the effects that  the  increase in luminosity has on humans,  animals,birds and insects.

3.  There has been no evidence that  the increase in street lighting has reduced the number of crimes i.e. muggings, burglary  to warrant the propensity of  street lighting and security lighting installed across the U.K . The installation of security lighting on residential dwellings are covered by planning regulations yet many domestic and commercial properties have inappropriate and excessive lighting installed that  cause nuisance and grievance to the surrounding neighbourhood.

4. The reasons given by many Local Authorities for the increase in Highways and Byeways and street lighting   is  that they are  carrying out  Government  Laws and European Directives and that the extra lighting helps to reduce crime and road accidents Both of these are lame excuses for  the excessive wastage of public money in  the production of electricity in the first place to be left burning all night at full luminosity.

5. The main reason that was put forward for changing over and   using  lower energy halogen  lighting was to reduce costs. This was to be achieved by the ability to alter the luminosity of the street  lighting to suit the environmental application . This cannot be happening if the number of street lights in cities, towns, villages , hamlets , highways and byeways has increased threefold exponentially and  all street lighting is set at full luminosity across the U.K.

6. There should be a reduction in the number of street lights erected on highways and byeways by reverting back to the previous permitted distances between lampposts. Lighting in residential areas should be set at a more acceptable lumen level that does not create discomfort and nuisance to the occupants of the dwellings. The act of reducing  commercial and domestic electric usage  and street lighting   that pollute our night sky  globally would have a significant effect on the reduction of carbon dioxide production created by the excessive production of electricity .

 

Freedom of Choice

Foxes need culling and there is no better way to have this done than by hunting. Hunts are run by responsible people who live in, and understand the countryside.  They have the welfare of all animals at heart.

Why is this idea important?

Foxes need culling and there is no better way to have this done than by hunting. Hunts are run by responsible people who live in, and understand the countryside.  They have the welfare of all animals at heart.

No repeal of hunting act

This web site is a covert way for the Countryside Alliance and the pro hunt lobby (and shamefully most Tory MPs are pro hunt) to get the Hunting Act repealed.  How are those who are against this to have a voice?  This web site does not give people a right to reply regarding suggestions to repeal laws thus giving blood sport ethusiasts a gift!!   Please remember 76% of the public remain AGAINST blood sports and no amout of trying to 'tidy up' the reality of blood sports by allowing hunting in some 'regulated' form.will wash.  It is immoral, unethical and  the ban needs to REMAIN and be strengethend.  Nick Clegg should listen to the majority not a minority of sadistic people!!

Why is this idea important?

This web site is a covert way for the Countryside Alliance and the pro hunt lobby (and shamefully most Tory MPs are pro hunt) to get the Hunting Act repealed.  How are those who are against this to have a voice?  This web site does not give people a right to reply regarding suggestions to repeal laws thus giving blood sport ethusiasts a gift!!   Please remember 76% of the public remain AGAINST blood sports and no amout of trying to 'tidy up' the reality of blood sports by allowing hunting in some 'regulated' form.will wash.  It is immoral, unethical and  the ban needs to REMAIN and be strengethend.  Nick Clegg should listen to the majority not a minority of sadistic people!!

hunting act

lift the ban on hunting with dogs, it is unjust, it has'nt saved any foxes, it has caused the death of more foxes[ night shooting]it is a way to get at the upper classes, when there are more working class people take part, it is a past time for many and a way of life for many more that a few with a louder voice objected too

Why is this idea important?

lift the ban on hunting with dogs, it is unjust, it has'nt saved any foxes, it has caused the death of more foxes[ night shooting]it is a way to get at the upper classes, when there are more working class people take part, it is a past time for many and a way of life for many more that a few with a louder voice objected too

Hunting Act

The Hunting Act 2004 should be repealed ASAP. The act has not 'saved' any animal. It just makes good law abiding people criminals.

How people in Cities can decide what is best for the countryside I do not know. Hunting is part of the community. Packs run shows, point to points, fund raisers for charities and bring visitors in which supports the local B&B's and pubs.

Get it overturned and then let the people in the countryside decide what is best for it.

Why is this idea important?

The Hunting Act 2004 should be repealed ASAP. The act has not 'saved' any animal. It just makes good law abiding people criminals.

How people in Cities can decide what is best for the countryside I do not know. Hunting is part of the community. Packs run shows, point to points, fund raisers for charities and bring visitors in which supports the local B&B's and pubs.

Get it overturned and then let the people in the countryside decide what is best for it.

Relax the Animal Byproduct Regulations

Animal By-Products Regulation (ABPR) 2005 – deal with animal by-products, including the waste disposal industry, the animal feed industry, slaughterhouse operators, tanneries, farmers, food manufacturing premises, catering outlets, food retailers and zoos are affected by the ABPR. The legislation causes a major barrier to community groups who want to start their own community composting scheme, as such it means multinational giant foreign firms come in and monopolise the composting industry with high tech solutions which require the waste to be collected and hauled vast distances in deisel fueled vehicles at public expense, most of this waste could be dealt with on small scale local compost heaps on parks, gardens, allotments, farms etc, but there is so much environmental and safety regulations in the way despite composting being inherantly a simple and low risk activity which helps create nice soil improver for free and reduces organic waste thus helping save the planet.  

 

speak to defra and the community composting association they will vouch for this!

Why is this idea important?

Animal By-Products Regulation (ABPR) 2005 – deal with animal by-products, including the waste disposal industry, the animal feed industry, slaughterhouse operators, tanneries, farmers, food manufacturing premises, catering outlets, food retailers and zoos are affected by the ABPR. The legislation causes a major barrier to community groups who want to start their own community composting scheme, as such it means multinational giant foreign firms come in and monopolise the composting industry with high tech solutions which require the waste to be collected and hauled vast distances in deisel fueled vehicles at public expense, most of this waste could be dealt with on small scale local compost heaps on parks, gardens, allotments, farms etc, but there is so much environmental and safety regulations in the way despite composting being inherantly a simple and low risk activity which helps create nice soil improver for free and reduces organic waste thus helping save the planet.  

 

speak to defra and the community composting association they will vouch for this!

Repeal the Hunting Laws & the Countryside Act

Whilst I would agree that the dispatch of a fox should be humanely managed the hunt is part of the rich pattern of countryside life which is now in danger of being legislated into extiction. The countryside act also does nothing to support the hunt as it places impossible restrictions on the control of dogs on open moorland. Threatening all dog owners with police action and fines is a nonsense as the laws are impossible to police. Education of the general public with regards to behaviour in the countryside is more important than beating them with a big stick. I hold up the New Forest as a model for educating users of it's facilities that perhaps the rest of the land owners/managers should follow. 

Why is this idea important?

Whilst I would agree that the dispatch of a fox should be humanely managed the hunt is part of the rich pattern of countryside life which is now in danger of being legislated into extiction. The countryside act also does nothing to support the hunt as it places impossible restrictions on the control of dogs on open moorland. Threatening all dog owners with police action and fines is a nonsense as the laws are impossible to police. Education of the general public with regards to behaviour in the countryside is more important than beating them with a big stick. I hold up the New Forest as a model for educating users of it's facilities that perhaps the rest of the land owners/managers should follow.