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Labour Denounces Tory Plans to Repeal Fox Hunting Ban

Author: Adrian Houghton (Labour) Published: 30th May 2017 09:16

Sophie Johnson, South Northants Labour Party candidate.Sophie Johnson, South Northants Labour Party
Theresa May's proposal to bring back fox hunting has drawn condemnation from Labour's parliamentary candidate for South Northants, Sophie Johnson.

In their manifesto, the Conservatives have promised to hold a free vote on repealing the Hunting Act, if they were to secure a majority on June 8. Introduced by the last Labour government, the legislation bans the use of dogs to hunt foxes in England and Wales.

The move is supported by Andrea Leadsom, the South Northants MP prior to the election, despite an Ipsos MORI poll for the League Against Cruel Sports last year projecting that 81% of voters in the constituency back the Act.

Sophie said: “Since being selected as a Labour candidate, I have received more emails from local residents asking me what my position is on fox hunting than any other topic. The concern among people in this constituency mirrors the nationwide opposition to relaxing the law.

“Together with fox hunting, my party ended deer hunting and hare coursing, and electing a Labour government will ensure that all of these practices remain outlawed.

“The Prime Minister's recent contention that fox hunting should be reintroduced because other ways of killing foxes can be cruel is simply nonsense. Hunting with dogs is inhumane, with the foxes enduring immense suffering before death.

“As a result, being an animal lover myself, the campaign to keep the ban has my full support.”

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