Sunday, 27 December 2015

MP blasts fox hunting: 'Brits want the blood sport consigned to history'

SPORTS Minister Tracey Crouch has kicked fox hunting into the long grass by saying MPs have better things to do than over turn its legal ban.

PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sat, Dec 26, 2015

The anti-hunt Conservative says the overwhelming majority of British people want the blood sport consigned to history although there is a need for greater enforcement to keep the Hunting Act effective.
Boxing Day is traditionally the climax of the hunting season and as many as 250,000 people could turn out to see fox packs and riders in their “pink” coats at meets across the country.

Yet the huntin’ set are desperate for David Cameron to signal his promised free vote in the Commons to overturn the current decade old law which prohibits hunting foxes, hares and stags with dogs.

Anti-hunt Tories in the House say there is not the public will to see the return of animals being killed for fun, a belief supported by a new poll that shows opposition to abolishing the Hunting Act is at an all time high.

The League Against Cruel Sports says its annual poll by Ipsos MORI shows 83 per cent say fox hunting should not be made legal again.

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