• Petitioned Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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DEFRA: Strengthen The Ban

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      Animal Welfare Enforcement Agency

On 18 November 2004 hunting with dogs was banned in England and Wales with the passing of the Hunting Act 2004.

Before the Hunting Act came into effect many hunters announced their intention to flout the law. A ‘Hunting Declaration’, founded by Prof Roger Scruton, accumulated over 50,000 signatures from people prepared to break the law in the event of a hunting ban.

A 2009 Ipsos MORI poll showed that three out of every four people in Britain (75%) thought that fox hunting should remain illegal and 72% of those in rural areas do not want fox hunting legalised.

The Animal Welfare Enforcement Agency (AWEA) and its supporters believe that reforming the Hunting Act 2004 is in the best interests of wildlife. We believe a repeal would cause animal suffering.

Animal welfare organisations propose that DEFRA & the British Government amend the Hunting Act 2004 according to proposals by Protect Our Wild Animals (POWA). Animal welfare organisations are dedicated to campaigning to protected hunted animals.

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    • Jan Garen SWANSEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      They are still out hunting all of the time. They have websites advertising their meets. How is the ban actually working?

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    • Scott Denney CHATHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      No animal should be made to suffer, especially not for human "entertainment", which is ultimately what fox hunting is about.

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    • Michelle Bedingfield Denney CHATHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      We must stop this barbaric cruelty, the fox is a beautiful creature. We must fight to preserve our wonderful landscape and wildlife.

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    • Leslene Dunn CLAREMONT, SOUTH AFRICA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is so important.

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    • sue wadland EAST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      We the MAJORITY dont want hunting its cruel barbaric and totally unnessary

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