In 2005 the activity of hunting with hounds that some people call "sport" was made unlawful by the Hunting Act.
According to the Guardian newspaper:
Ms Platt, the founder of Blue Fox the anti hunt lobby group founder, said: “There is a growing intolerance of killing wildlife for sport, whether it be a noble lion in Africa or a humble hare here in England.” Blue Fox’s patrons include the minister for sport, Tracey Crouch, and justice ministers Dominic Raab.
New figures from Ipsos Mori demonstrate that public opposition to hunting is increasing. According to Lacs’s annual poll, 83% of respondents objected to making foxhunting with packs of hounds legal again. Opposition to legalising foxhunting has risen from 72% in 2008 to 83% this year.
I and many UK residents and many other countries believe this reflects that the vast majority of us are repulsed at the thought of killing animals for sport. Over eight out of 10 rural residents are opposed to legalisation of foxhunting; a dramatic increase in just the last three years. This destroys the hunts’ argument that it’s just ‘urbanites’ or ‘animal rights’ people who oppose hunting because they don’t understand it.”
The number of prosecutions of hunts has recently fallen away, reflecting partially the difficultes animal rights groups experience in bringing prosecutions. No new charges were brought against organised hunts last year, according to the Countryside Alliance. Since the act came into force, there have been only 24 successful prosecutions of hunt members!
I feel that we have no sway or power to stop this terrible activity as the Conservatives in power have support for it and have been hunters themselves....including Ibelieve our PM David Cameron!
I thought about ways to try and get help from outside my country that isn't listening but wanted to try again here and I hope that my voice can be heard.