Next week, MPs in England and Wales will vote on whether to allow ‘back door’ amendments to the Hunting Act. The Conservatives wish to see a relaxing of the Act, which would bring it more in line with Scotland where any number of dogs can be used. In England and Wales, the number is limited to two.
We cannot allow this to happen. Chasing a fox is barbaric, but using a whole pack of dogs is senseless butchery. Please, please write to your MP and ask them to vote to keep the Act as it is.
If you are in England or Wales, click here: http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=38695 and here http://www.rspca.org.uk/getinvolved/campaign/hunting/takeaction
If you’re in Scotland, please email your SNP MP and ask them to vote too – their voice counts as all our voices do: https://www.facebook.com/notes/stop-the-cull/scottish-national-party-mps-twitter-and-email-contacts-list/676648422440862 <– full list of all SNP MP contact details here
The government has published proposals to allow foxes to be hunted by packs of dogs in England and Wales again as long as it is “appropriate” for the terrain and done “efficiently” to protect other animals.
Ahead of a free vote on the issue next Wednesday, it is understood English and Welsh MPs are currently split almost equally on whether to approve changes to the law that would bring England into line with Scotland.
Given the likely closeness of the vote, the SNP will come under intense pressure from the anti-hunting lobby to break with tradition and vote against the changes, even though they only apply to England.
– quote taken from this Guardian article