The Government have announced that MPs will be asked to vote on changes to existing laws on fox hunting in England and Wales next week. These proposals are a return to hunting by the back door. By amending the Hunting Act, the Government would be deliberately and cynically making it easier for hunts to chase and kill foxes, and harder for them to be convicted when they break the law. This is not about hunting foxes for pest control. It’s about hunting foxes for fun. Hunting with hounds, whether the victims are foxes, deer or hares, is a cruel pastime carried out by a minority who like to see animals ripped apart. More information here.
The Ceredigion MP is Mark Williams, LibDem. The Liberal Democrats are rightly calling on their MPs to object to watering down hunting laws - we have asked him how he will be voting and will summarise it here.