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Good news for the Hunting Act

Posted 26 March 2014

The Prime Minister has confirmed that the Hunting Act will not now be changed to allow more than two dogs to ‘flush out’ foxes. At Prime Minister's Questions, Angela Smith MP asked David Cameron to quash or confirm rumours about the proposal and he replied: ‘I regret to say I don't think there'll be government agreement to go forward’. The government had planned to amend the Act via a Statutory Instrument, which would have amounted to a repeal of the hunting ban. There is still a chance that this government will allow a free vote on whether the Hunting Act should be repealed but, for now, the Hunting Act is safe.

Thank you to everyone who lobbied their MPs and the Prime Minister.

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