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Hilary shows Cameron is completely out of touch with the British public

Labours new campaign to back the hunting ban is a triumph for animal welfare and democracy in one stroke. By launching this campaign which has the full backing of the Prime minister it speaks volumes to the values that Labour is set to continue if elected after the election.

By launching on Boxing Day, which has up to now been a day of propaganda from the hunting lobby. It challenges direct the view that the hunts are important and that only their view matter. All too often we have seen little balance in how the issue is reported by the media. Today was no exception with a pitiful interview of the Old Surrey and Burstow Hunt Master by the BBC that did its best to avoid having any fair balance at all.

Is the BBC really trying to say that out of the whole country and a new campaign that they could not find anyone to speak in favour of the ban?

The hunting ban not only works. It will continue to set the tone for animal welfare as opposed to animal abuse. Today we see David Cameron pitting his entire party not against Labour but the British public. For that is in effect what he is doing. By taking up the challenge to make out hunting for fun is more important than the economy, its little wonder the public are not impressed.

Hilary Benn has called it right as too has Gordon Brown, for animal cruelty is not an issue that should ever be ignored. It is important because it makes us the type of society we want to be. It’s not for nothing that the nation has a history of defending the underdog and down trodden.  For fairness goes to the core of what being British is all about. It’s nothing to do with a person’s wealth to why others disagree with hunting with dogs.

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Watch the Back the Ban Video

Labours back the ban campaign has produced and excellent short video. Introduced by Labour Minister Hilary Benn MP the video has strong messages of support for the hunting ban from actors you will know. 


Patrick Stewart, Jenny Seagrove & Tony Robinson all support the ban and want you to do the same.

To help the animals and to show your disgust at hunting with dogs all you need to do is share this link around as much as you can. If you use social networking sites then put them to good use. It’s easy and takes seconds.

Tell your friends and family to watch this video and pass it on. The more who see it the more the impact to help our wildlife it generates. Our wildlife deserves so much more than David Cameron and the Countryside Alliance.

Animal cruelty is not civilised and can never be justified. David Cameron is trying to excuse that cruelty. This is your chance to fight back and say no.

Do not forget to go to and add your support and message why you are against the ban being repealed if David Cameron ever got the chance.



Labour announces hard-hitting campaign to expose the Tories pro-hunt agenda.

Labour has announced a strong and hard-hitting campaign to highlight the Tories pro-hunting agenda, specifically David Cameron’s own links with the pro-hunt lobby and his own record in supporting attempts to repeal the ban.

Repeatedly the Tory leader has talked about his love of deerstalking and promised that a Tory government, if elected, would hold a free vote on whether or not to repeal the existing anti-hunt legislation.

I am in no doubt that such a move will be swiftly denounced by commentators as class war on go Labour’s part, but let’s get a little perspective here. It is extremely easy to divide the hunt issue on class lines, not to mention strategically beneficial. However, this is not about class.

This is about retaining legislation that, despite the undermining efforts of hunt-goers, outlaws a practise that is barbaric, archaic and of little benefit to ordinary people in the countryside. In my time as a resident in East Anglia, I have encountered many people who have at least supported the ban in principle but would possibly agree that there are still many individuals who insist on flouting the law with impunity.

They’re people with real concerns about animal welfare. It is the duty of us who also oppose the ban to ensure that these concerns are met and used to challenge the pro-hunt lobby.

This is a bold move by Labour, especially because of the way such a campaign will inevitably be interpreted. In these times of recession and recovery, perhaps these issues seem trivial. However, if the Tories and their friends in the pro-hunt lobby will insist on making the legislation an issue, then Labour and animal welfare organisations have a duty to challenge and oppose them, for the benefit of animal welfare and countryside democracy.


Labour launches back the hunting ban petition

Labour has launched a new online petition to give you the chance to show your disapproval of David Cameron’s obsession in bringing back extreme animal cruelty.


This is a great move by Labour and shows it remains the only Party whichPetition can defend the hunting ban from repeal. The petition is for all to sign so please do so…Help the animals by signing Labour’s petition and in supporting campaigns like ours to speak out against animal cruelty.

At a time when the country is recovering from a recession and with many people still struggling the biggest issue on David Cameron’s mind is pandering to a tiny minority in the hunting lobby.

This obsession is a prime example of why he would make an awful Prime Minster who would not only harm our wildlife but will also show little regard to the real issues facing the nation.

We need more people to join us in our campaign ‘Support the Hunting Act (Ban) UK’ to help keep the pressure on Cameron and the hunting lobby. Just 83p a month is all it takes, that’s just £10 a year….it’s a small amount but makes a huge difference in our ability to speak out.

If you’re unwaged there is also a £4 rate… if you are a Labour Party member or Labour supporter then we need to hear from you. This is not direct debit, just a once a year fee.  For an membership form to join Support the Hunting Act (Ban) UK please send an e-mail to

We are also looking for more writers for our ‘Fox in Parliament’ web blog. So if you have a passion for this issue, support Labour and want to help show the risks to our wildlife then get in touch.

Hilary Benn MP“We need to make sure that as many people as possible know that a consequence of voting for the Conservatives at the next election will be an end to the ban on fox-hunting with dogs” Labour MP Hilary Benn


David Cameron has misjudged the public’s view over this issue make sure your voice is heard. If you want to do more to help the campaign get in touch.

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