It took more than 80 years of campaigning to banish the obscene ‘sport’ of foxes, deer, hares and other animals being chased and ripped apart for sport. Yet some MPs – including many in the current majority party in Parliament – are thinking about turning back the clock.
The threat of repeal of the Hunting Act 2004 has been with us since hunting was banned 10 years ago. But with the recent elections, those that support hunting may now have a majority of MPs. So repeal of the Act may become a reality very soon unless we manage to show how unpopular this repeal would be.
The Hunting Act 2004 needs strengthening, not repealing. If we lose the ban, many animals will be needlessly chased and killed for the hunt’s enjoyment, returning to the times when animal cruelty was rampant and legal.
Don't let it happen! Say "NO!" to a return to cruelty.
Contact your MP asking him/her to defend the hunting ban by voting against any attempt to repeal or weaken the Hunting Act, and let us have a copy of your MP’s reply.
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