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Reconsider your decision to vote to repeal the Hunting Act.

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  • Dartford MP, Gareth Johnson tells local resident he will vote in favour of fox hunting
  • Cameron plans to repeal the act with the Conservative government this year
  • Dartford residents can help by asking Johnson to change his vote and making it a democratic decision

Prime Minister, David Cameron said: “There is definitely a rural way of life which a born and bred Londoner might struggle to understand… I have always been a strong supporter of country sports. It is my firm belief that people should have the freedom to hunt”.

Gareth Johnson MP stated: "Whilst I do not believe that this issue is a priority for Dartford or Britain, the Conservative Party election manifesto contained a commitment to a free vote on the repeal of the Hunting Act. I have Always been clear with constituents who have previously raised this issue with me that I would vote in favour of repealing the Act. I intend to keep my word."

The facts

Some Conservative members of the UK parliament, including David Cameron, want to repeal the Hunting Act. MP for Dartford, Gareth Johnson, has pledged to vote to in favour of this when the debate goes ahead this Autumn.  Fox hunting was outlawed in 2004 as part of the widespread ban of the practice of hunting with dogs. The is a cruel, violent, barbaric and out-dated ‘sport’, which involves setting a pack of dogs on a fox and then chasing it on horse back. Once caught the dog's rip apart the fox, until it dies a horrifically painful death.

Why sign this petition?

You are probably thinking: “ We don’t have fox hunting in Dartford?!”, and you would be right, but this is about our country being a democracy. If we can change Gareth Johnson's vote to be for keeping the ban, then that is OUR Dartford vote against it. Gareth Johnson SHOULD be voting in accordance to what we want, not what he thinks, as it’s his job to represent Dartford in parliament.

Please sign this petition to inform Gareth Johnson that you, as his constitutes, do not approve of the ban being lifted and that we wish him to re-consider his stance on this matter.

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