That unemployed people should be allowed to hunt rabbits and such.

Unemployed people are stuck. Their only income is that provided by the state, which is minuscule. Why should they not be able to hunt and fish?

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Unemployed people are stuck. Their only income is that provided by the state, which is minuscule. Why should they not be able to hunt and fish?

Ban ALL killing of any animal

Hunting and killing of animals should be stopped completely.

 

Animals are no threat to humans unless of course they're meat eaters. People have the wrong impressions of foxes, raccoons etc. These animals only attack people because people have made them like that. You attack something then of course its going to attack back. Much like a bee, you hit it, you get stung.

Its humans own fault for being so stupid, scared and not understanding the world around them.

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Hunting and killing of animals should be stopped completely.

 

Animals are no threat to humans unless of course they're meat eaters. People have the wrong impressions of foxes, raccoons etc. These animals only attack people because people have made them like that. You attack something then of course its going to attack back. Much like a bee, you hit it, you get stung.

Its humans own fault for being so stupid, scared and not understanding the world around them.

Repeal the Hunting Act

The Hunting Act is both an unwarranted restriction on civil liberties and an unenforceable law.  It is morally arbitrary (by banning hunting with guns but not hunting with guns), culturally divisive and criminalises large sections of the law-abiding population.

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The Hunting Act is both an unwarranted restriction on civil liberties and an unenforceable law.  It is morally arbitrary (by banning hunting with guns but not hunting with guns), culturally divisive and criminalises large sections of the law-abiding population.

Keep and reinforce the hunt-ban

Hunters have built artifical fox-earths all over the country so that there`s a guaranteed supply of foxes to kill. That sweeps away the pest-control excuse and just leaves cruelty.

 

Despite the law hunting goes on much as before, and monitors who watch for illegalities are physically attacked. The hunters know they can get away with it because the police are never present. We need to close loopholes and command the police to enforce theAct.

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Hunters have built artifical fox-earths all over the country so that there`s a guaranteed supply of foxes to kill. That sweeps away the pest-control excuse and just leaves cruelty.

 

Despite the law hunting goes on much as before, and monitors who watch for illegalities are physically attacked. The hunters know they can get away with it because the police are never present. We need to close loopholes and command the police to enforce theAct.

Repeal ALL Sunday Trading/Behaviour Laws

Be it only being allowed to open a shop exceeding x square feet for six hours, or limitations on hunting rights. The 'Keep Sunday Special' laws have no place in this society.

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Be it only being allowed to open a shop exceeding x square feet for six hours, or limitations on hunting rights. The 'Keep Sunday Special' laws have no place in this society.

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.

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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.

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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.

Repeal The Hunting Act of 2004

 

Please repeal The Hunting Act of 2004. It is a badly thought out law based on prejudice rather than science, fact and common sense. There needs to be a sensible alternative that allows legalised hunting.

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Please repeal The Hunting Act of 2004. It is a badly thought out law based on prejudice rather than science, fact and common sense. There needs to be a sensible alternative that allows legalised hunting.

Freedom

Whilst agreeing with all the previous comments regarding this ridiculous law, all I can add is that I take the chance of becoming a criminal every time I take my 3 dogs out.  Stupidity in the extreme.

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Whilst agreeing with all the previous comments regarding this ridiculous law, all I can add is that I take the chance of becoming a criminal every time I take my 3 dogs out.  Stupidity in the extreme.

I don’t understand why it was banned in the first place?

I am from the city and have never in the past been interested in fox hunting only shoes and bags,however I feel it is such a shame that it has been banned as it has always been part of what I thought was the English heritage I also know what harm foxes can do if not controlled, unlike most townie's I can see beyond the city and was amazed by the ban as there is more important problems in this country that need addressing than banning a sport that has done more GOOD than harm. So as I new leader do the right thing and start to make England, England again. 

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I am from the city and have never in the past been interested in fox hunting only shoes and bags,however I feel it is such a shame that it has been banned as it has always been part of what I thought was the English heritage I also know what harm foxes can do if not controlled, unlike most townie's I can see beyond the city and was amazed by the ban as there is more important problems in this country that need addressing than banning a sport that has done more GOOD than harm. So as I new leader do the right thing and start to make England, England again. 

Repeal the Hunting Act 2004 and don’ waste more parliamentary time.

The hunting Act is unfair, quite unenforceable, quite unworkable, does no good to man or beast, is the result of social; prejudice, does no harm to anyone, the Police arn't interested, the public could not care less, and it spoils a lot of harmless fun for very many people.

It is and has been a complete waste of time.

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The hunting Act is unfair, quite unenforceable, quite unworkable, does no good to man or beast, is the result of social; prejudice, does no harm to anyone, the Police arn't interested, the public could not care less, and it spoils a lot of harmless fun for very many people.

It is and has been a complete waste of time.

Repeal of the Hunting Act 2004

The above law is a bad law, unenforceable, wasting police time, an infringement of civil liberties and above all not making any difference to animal welfare.  Foxes are shot and wounded and numbers are increasing.  The newspapers have an incident nearly every day now of foxes savaging babies and children.  They are not cuddly pets they are vermin and those who understand and run the countryside should be left to control them in time honoured fashion in just the same way as rats and rabbits.

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The above law is a bad law, unenforceable, wasting police time, an infringement of civil liberties and above all not making any difference to animal welfare.  Foxes are shot and wounded and numbers are increasing.  The newspapers have an incident nearly every day now of foxes savaging babies and children.  They are not cuddly pets they are vermin and those who understand and run the countryside should be left to control them in time honoured fashion in just the same way as rats and rabbits.

Bow hunting

I think that this law is old fashioned and out dated.  Regardless of what weapon is used to kill an animal it is still just as dead. 

It's legal for someone to shoot a rabit/other vermin with a air rifle which fires a tiny pellet at less than 11fps yet it's illegal to shoot anything with a crossbow which fires a bolt which is much heavier and travels upwards of 80fps.  It seems clear that crossbows are more capable of killing animals than air rifles therefore the animal will not suffer.

Perhaps one could argue that using a longbow could lead to decreased accuracy and therefore leading to more non-lethal -cruel- shots however crossbows are highly accurate and highly reliable.  If this law isn't fully revoked then I think it is a good idea to at least amend it to allow crossbows to be used for hunting.

I find this site one of the greatest steps towards a true demoncracy that this country has taken in the last century.

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I think that this law is old fashioned and out dated.  Regardless of what weapon is used to kill an animal it is still just as dead. 

It's legal for someone to shoot a rabit/other vermin with a air rifle which fires a tiny pellet at less than 11fps yet it's illegal to shoot anything with a crossbow which fires a bolt which is much heavier and travels upwards of 80fps.  It seems clear that crossbows are more capable of killing animals than air rifles therefore the animal will not suffer.

Perhaps one could argue that using a longbow could lead to decreased accuracy and therefore leading to more non-lethal -cruel- shots however crossbows are highly accurate and highly reliable.  If this law isn't fully revoked then I think it is a good idea to at least amend it to allow crossbows to be used for hunting.

I find this site one of the greatest steps towards a true demoncracy that this country has taken in the last century.

Remove Air Weapons From the Fire Arms Licensing System and Give Them A Seperate License.

As the law stands, all air weapons are on the same licensing procedure as any live round weapon.  If you apply for a high powered air rifle and are granted the license, then this now gives you entitlement to buy in excess of a 7.62 round which is the same as the kalashnikov, even our own armed services only shoot with a Nato 5.56 round.

 

It is madness to have this easy step into live round weapons from something so simple but dangerous as an Air Rifle.

 

Please, re catogorize Air Weapons and give them their own license and classification.

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As the law stands, all air weapons are on the same licensing procedure as any live round weapon.  If you apply for a high powered air rifle and are granted the license, then this now gives you entitlement to buy in excess of a 7.62 round which is the same as the kalashnikov, even our own armed services only shoot with a Nato 5.56 round.

 

It is madness to have this easy step into live round weapons from something so simple but dangerous as an Air Rifle.

 

Please, re catogorize Air Weapons and give them their own license and classification.

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

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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.

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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.