What is the Coalition Government’s position on the hunt ban?
When the Coalition Government was formed, it stated that it would "bring forward a motion on a free vote enabling the House of Commons to express its view on the repeal of the Hunting Act." The Hunting Act banned the cruel and unnecessary 'sport' of hunting mammals (such as foxes, deer and hares) with dogs.
Although it now looks increasingly unlikely that a free vote will take place as the majority of MPs do not want to see a return to the cruelty witnessed in the pre-ban days, IFAW believes there is no room for complacency as it is imperative that the Hunting Act remains on the statute books. MPs must show their commitment to protecting the Hunting Act and it is essential that they also represent the view of the compassionate majority, 75%* of whom want the ban on hunting to stay.
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