To: Jeremy Corbyn - Leader Of The Opposition

Campaign to Strengthen the Hunting Act

Campaign to Strengthen the Hunting Act

Strengthen the Hunting Act

Why is this important?

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.

Over 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


Reasons for signing

  • Its absolutely awful, the people doing the hunting should be hunted instead
  • These hunters are cowardly and vile. I'm so happy to see someone running in to save these beautiful animals. I would do the same if I was there.
  • Since coming into force in 2005, there have been no reasons at all to rescind this law. No 'new studies' have found (as they usually do) that the decision to ban fox hunting was in any way a mistake. There's no change in the barbarity of the (so called) sport or in that the majority of the population are against it! I get the feeling that our new prime minister has ties to the fox hunting industry and that is why she's looking to reverse the law!

Updates

2017-04-09 17:13:33 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2015-05-20 16:08:25 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2014-09-24 13:58:36 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2014-09-12 09:41:32 +0100

500 signatures reached

2014-09-10 18:36:31 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-09-10 14:54:30 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-09-10 13:58:44 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-09-10 13:14:39 +0100

10 signatures reached