I won't vote for cruelty
campaign for a real ban on hunting
Nearly 20 years after hunting was supposedly banned, up and down the country hunts continue to chase and kill foxes, hare, mink, otters and deer for fun.With a General Election upcoming, we’re calling on the next Government to make the law fit for purpose and ban hunting for good. To protect British wildlife, the next Government MUST:
- Ban so-called ‘trail hunting’ which hunts currently use as a smokescreen to carry out illegal hunting, and add a ‘recklessness’ clause to prevent trail hunting being used as cover for illegality.
- Immediately end ‘terrier work’ on hunts. This is where some of the worst animal cruelty takes place (to terriers and badgers as well as foxes). Even hunting’s governing body admits this has ‘no place’ in legal hunting and has tried to impose its own self-enforced ban.
- Close the loophole exemptions in the law that allow animals to be chased and killed, such as through the ‘research and observation’ exemption.
- Get tough on those who ride roughshod over the law by reviewing the sentencing powers under the Hunting Act, and to bring these in line with other animal cruelty offences, so it acts as a deterrent.
From those living in rural communities, to hunt saboteurs and animal protection agencies and even police chiefs, everyone knows the law on hunting isn’t working, and it’s time for these rural crime gangs to be stopped.
Check below for more information and to see how YOU can help make this happen.
WEAKNESSES IN CURRENT HUNTING ACT
Weaknesses in the current Hunting Act, along with our proposed solutions.
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hunting incidents timeline
We take a look at frequently asked questions regarding hunting.
It is three years since the Hunt Saboteurs Association published leaked training webinars from the Hunting Office. These webinars – presented to an audience of over 100 hunt masters – conclusively proved what hunt sabs had been saying for the previous fifteen years: trail hunting is a lie.
With fox hunting Opening Meets taking place in a couple of weeks, hunting’s so-called governing body – the British Hound Sports Association (BHSA) – is laying on several promotional events to try to convince the public about trail hunting.
The chairman of the British Hound Sports Association (BHSA) William Waldorf Astor III (that’s Viscount Astor to you) has written a piece for Horse and Hound on ‘trail hunting’. The HSA takes a look at some of his claims.