The Hunting Act is in urgent need of strengthening, to enable the authorities to clamp down on illegal hunting.
At present, hunts can escape prosecution – and nearly always do - by cynically claiming their pursuit and killing of a hunted animal was “unintentional”. This nonsense is enabling hunts to carry on as if there were no ban at all.
80% of the British public support the ban, but hunters appear to believe they are above the law. 50,000 hunters signed a Declaration before the ban came into force stating they would defy it, and continue to hunt as before, thus displaying their total contempt for democracy.
REIN IN THE HUNTERS – STRENGTHEN THE HUNTING ACT
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