league against cruel sports

The Government's proposal to weaken the Hunting Act by allowing an unlimited number of dogs to pursue foxes, deer and hares for 'pest control', or simply for observation, is nothing more than a devious attempt to repeal the Act by the back door.
The recent article by Joe Duckworth, chief executive of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) on this site will probably sound reasonable to anyone who, like Mr Duckworth, has little or no experience of hunting and wildlife management. But dig deeper into what he espouses and the cracks in his argument quickly become apparent.
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.
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.
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.
This disturbing image shows three young children looking on as a fox is dragged from a hole before being brutally killed
The red grouse-shooting season gets under way with the Glorious Twelfth on Monday, with supporters saying it is vital for
A leading animal welfare charity is to use surveillance drones to catch people illegally hunting. The League Against Cruel
Some Huffington Post readers may have read my various blogs on here explaining why I choose to break the Hunting Act on my farm on Devon.
It's about time the anti Hunting Fraternity recognised what an incompetent mess the Hunting Act is and campaigned for its reform or replacement.
A vote to repeal the Hunting Act should not be a top animal welfare priority for the coalition Government, according to a
Badger baiting is on the rise in Wales, the RSPCA has warned. The brutal 'sport' uses specially bred dogs to hunt the striped
There is a very simple way to dissuade the League Against Cruel Sports and the police from prosecuting me for breaking the law. I just tell them if they do so I will start obeying it.