Fox Hunting

Conservative Majority Is Our Chance to Fix the Hunting Issue - For Good

Tim Bonner | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Bonner

The current situation is not a fudge or a compromise: it is an unjustified and illiberal attack on a rural minority based on nothing other than prejudice. We want to see this issue resolved for good, but that must be on the basis of principle and evidence, not an irrational prohibition.

Has the Threat to the Hunting Act Passed? Not on Your Nellie...

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Toni Shephard

There has been much talk about the threat to the Hunting Act, and expectation that the government's promised 'free vote' on repeal would be mentioned in the Queen's Speech. It wasn't. Does that mean the Hunting Act is safe? No, it doesn't.

If You Want To Hunt Foxes, You'll Have To Wait A Bit Longer

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics

Environment secretary Liz Truss has said she would vote to bring back fox hunting, however she may have to wait a while as a Bill to repeal the ban wa...

Which Political Beasts Will Get Ripped Apart in Hunting Ban Free Vote Debate?

Maria Chiorando | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Maria Chiorando

One has to wonder, when Cameron decided to dangle the hunting free vote carrot in front of a largely uninterested electorate, did he ever think he'd have to go through with it? The question on many people's lips is, why, given the current social and economic climate, is hunting topping the agenda again?

Compassion - More Than a Word!

Sharon Bull | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Am I really to believe that I now live in a society that is increasingly growing into a 'screw you, I'm alright Jack' community - I do hope not? But...

Why Politics Will Always Be Deemed More Important Than Any Human Cost

Becky Hopper | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

The Conservative government, whether as an individual you voted for it or not, was a majority, a clean shove for the Torys back into power - without the dilution we got from the Lib Dems - which in itself, caused a huge amount of fear and upset for a lot of people - specifically those who aren't well off financially.

The Conservatives Aren't That Bad....Are They?

Nick Compton | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Nick Compton

Friday 8th May 2015 Oh, poop... So the world has suddenly become a lot darker. Well, Britain has suddenly become a lot bluer anyway. I really wish I...

When It Comes to Hunting, It's Not the Foxes Who Are Sly

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Election time is here again, the time when big issues such as the economy, the future of the NHS, taxation, immigration and the like are all thrown into the melting pot and packaged up into headlines and soundbites that try to appeal to each and every one of us. But, there's another contentious issue that affects hardly anyone, yet apparently 'divides the nation'.... fox hunting.

Politicians Be Aware - It's Blindingly Obvious That Animals Matter

Joe Duckworth | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Duckworth

At the League Against Cruel Sports, our key focus means that we know a lot about what goes on in the world of animal 'sport', much of it unsavoury, much of it hidden. Our own election manifesto therefore focuses on five issues that are key to reducing the suffering of animals, and we believe that many voters will share our concerns.

Cameron Offers To Repeal Fox Hunting Ban In Sop To The Countryside

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Politics

Conservatives will offer MPs a vote on repealing the ban on hunting with dogs if they win the general election on May 7, David Cameron has promised. C...

Ten Years Too Long, It's Time to Repeal the Hunting Act

Tim Bonner | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Bonner

If you think it is acceptable for Parliament to legislate against a group of people because it does not like them, then fine, leave the Hunting Act in place. If, however, this is a debate about wildlife management and animal welfare, then we need to repeal the Hunting Act and start again.

Hunting, Ten Years on - Has Anything Changed?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

Ten years on is a good time to reflect - but let's hope that in 10 years from now British people, from all walks of life, can together hold our heads up high and say that we respect our laws and know the difference between right and wrong. Let's not have a return to cruelty, let's have a return to morality and common sense.

For Fox Sake, Enforce the Hunting Act

Victoria Martindale | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Victoria Martindale

It was a battle hard fought but hunting wild animals with dogs for sport was eventually banned in England and Wales in 2004. This is a fantastic achievement. However, what a lot of people perhaps don't realise is that despite this ban, hunting continues more than ever before. We may have won the battle, but the war is far from over.

2015 - Year of the Fox, the Badger and the Elephant?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

What's clear though is that something has to give. I'm not sure if it's just a New Year thing but strangely I think we may have reached a tipping point. Wildlife, this could be your year.

Rather the Cruciatus Curse, Than Fox Hunting

Becky Hopper | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

I would gladly stand for hours in the freezing cold at Westminster to protest this ban being revoked and I'm sure I'm not alone. There is absolutely no place in 2015 for such barbaric practice! Those who take part in the events should be down-right ashamed of themselves.

Opposition to Legalising Hunting Remains at All Time High

Michael Stephenson | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK
Michael Stephenson

In defending its actions, the hunt lobby argues that the act is wrong because it ended centuries of tradition. It is very hard to claim that something is a tradition just because it has been around a long time.

My Views on Fox Hunting

Basil Brush | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Basil Brush

So it's 10 years since the hunting ban was voted in. I wasn't aware of it being a whole 10 years. Crikey, that's an entire decade and I don't look a year older. Anyone who thinks I've had a facelift are talking out of their Botox and I do have my own teeth... in a jar by the bed. Ha ha! But people always want to know my views on this matter since I am a talking fox... an urbane fox as opposed to an urban fox - fox royalty you might say.

Is It Time to Look Again at the Hunting Act?

Giles Bradshaw | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Bradshaw

Surely we need an open and honest debate about the evident problems with this law and it needs to be sorted out one way or another. We need a sensible piece of legislation which clearly defines what it prohibits - the Hunting Act does not and which is based on animal welfare considerations not bigotry.

Shocking Fox Hunt Picture Shows Men Slaughtering An Animal In Front Of Children

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

This disturbing image shows three young children looking on as a fox is dragged from a hole before being brutally killed. Released by anti-fox hunt ca...

Student's Tory Fox Hunting Social Cancelled Following Chloroform 'Threats'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university's Conservative society cancelled its fox hunting social over fears for students' safety, following claims chloroform could be sprayed at ...

Does David Cameron Want To Lift Fox Hunting Ban?

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has "sympathy" with calls for the rules on foxhunting to be loosened, Downing Street has said. MPs and campaigners are pushing the Go...

Drones To Target Illegal Hunting

PA | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK

A leading animal welfare charity is to use surveillance drones to catch people illegally hunting. The League Against Cruel Sports will use cameras ...

Blood Sports or Factory Farming? Which Is the Crueller? A Case for the Vegan Option Continued

Sue Cross | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

Fighting bulls are selected for their aggressive spirit. Like racehorses bred for the track they are highly prized and their welfare is paramount. Beef cattle, on the other hand, are bred and reared purely for meat. Only a very small proportion are kept for breeding - nearly all bull calves are castrated.

No Vote On Fox-Hunting Now - Because We'd Lose, Tories Say

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

There is no imminent prospect of a parliamentary vote on repealing the hunting ban, a Cabinet minister has signalled. Environment Secretary Owen Pa...

MPs: Investigate RSPCA's 'Staggering' Fox Hunting Trial Costs

PA | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

Politicians have called for a watchdog investigation into whether the "staggering" £326,000 spent by the RSPCA on legal action against a fox hunt was...