Repeal the Hunting (Ban) Act

The Act banning hunting originated out of gross prejudice, as several of the authors have subsequently admitted ("pay-back for the miners", "hate the toffs", "it's all about class" etc).

If hunting were the preserve of immigrants, say, Labour would have flocked to its defence.

This a law which has eroded the liberty of those who hunt, which a Government Inquiry confirmed had no purpose and which has seen several ordinary, law abiding citizens having to fight criminal charges (invariably successfully).

The police clearly have little interest in trying to enforce it as: it enjoys very little local support in areas primarily affected, the potential miscreants are the most law-abiding element in the locale and it is virtually impossible to enforce.

The Hunting Act should be among the first laws on any list for repeal.

Why is this idea important?

The Act banning hunting originated out of gross prejudice, as several of the authors have subsequently admitted ("pay-back for the miners", "hate the toffs", "it's all about class" etc).

If hunting were the preserve of immigrants, say, Labour would have flocked to its defence.

This a law which has eroded the liberty of those who hunt, which a Government Inquiry confirmed had no purpose and which has seen several ordinary, law abiding citizens having to fight criminal charges (invariably successfully).

The police clearly have little interest in trying to enforce it as: it enjoys very little local support in areas primarily affected, the potential miscreants are the most law-abiding element in the locale and it is virtually impossible to enforce.

The Hunting Act should be among the first laws on any list for repeal.

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 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.