Posted: Fri 27th Feb 2015

Deeside and Alyn MP joined forces with animal welfare charities to mark 10 years of the hunting ban

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015

Mark Tami MP for Alyn & Deeside is marking ten years since the Hunting Act 2004 came into force and has made a commitment to protect animals. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Latest opinion polling carried out by Ipsos MORI at the end of 2014 shows that 80 per cent of people in Great Britain think that fox hunting should remain illegal, 86 per cent for deer hunting and 88 per cent for hare hunting/coursing. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Commenting on the anniversary Mark said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I am delighted to celebrate the Hunting Act ten years on from when it first came into force. It is a landmark piece of legislation on animal welfare rights and I support a number of measures to continue to protect animals including making sure the ban is not repealed.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

David Bowles, RSPCA Head of Public Affairs said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The RSPCA firmly believes that the cruel practice of chasing and killing live animals with dogs is a barbaric and outdated pastime and has no place in modern Britain. This is a sentiment echoed by the vast majority of the British public. A decade on, public feeling towards the hunting ban is still strong. The fact remains that it is only a tiny minority of people who, seek a return to cruelty.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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