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12
May
10

The politics of cruelty with David Cameron

Decency took a step back today by allowing an unelected David Cameron to assume office. His party won no mandate and has no  legitimacy is saying his manifesto stands. His pledge to repeal the hunting ban was an indication of just how far removed he is from decent society. Whatever Cameron may assume he is, he will never fill the shoes of the man he replaced?

So where does this leave our wildlife, well it’s not good the balance of numbers in the commons is tight. Yet there are no guarantees that Cameron will even honour a Free Vote, despite his pledge. For if he thinks he would lose his bid for repeal on a Free Vote he will make it a government bill. There is also the option of a Private Members Bill which would amount to the same result. His defence for such underhand tricks would be to say a commitment to repeal was in the manifesto or that he is supporting one of his MPs with legitimate concerns.

It’s also more than likely he will hide the repeal among other pieces of legislation. So it will be the case that if you oppose it, you would also be saying no to some sweetener that is added. Other moves could see the timing of the bill come into play. If they time it when they know the least number of MPs opposed to repeal were present. Then again the result would be bad.

Labour is short some 49 MPs of the Tories 307. Yet now with the Lib Dems added in it gives them 364. On paper that is a majority of 106. How the Lib Dems vote will decide the outcome. 30 have indicated they would support the ban. Yet that was on the assumption it was a Free Vote. It’s the same with the Tories. 14 said they would support the ban. Yet again if not a Free Vote would they? For to have a career in the Tories today you have to be pro hunting.

Labour MPs will step up to the plate and they will lead to fight against repeal in the Commons. Of that we have no doubt. Out of all the 258 Labour MPs it is expected only two would vote for repeal. So you can be sure we will be making their names known if that is the case. There is no justification for any Labour MPs to support animal cruelty.

The League Against Cruel Sports have come up with some numbers, now we have not had time to look at them in full to see which MPs they refer to. What is clear however is this is no time for thinking Cameron could not achieve his aims?

Of the new parliament according to the League Against Cruel Sports.

  •      251 MPs support the repeal
  •      254 MPs support the ban
  •      6 would abstain
  •      35 MPs have not declared which way they would go.

This will no doubt be a massive battle and there is much lobbying needed. If the figures are correct then it really is tight. Nothing can be taken for granted. The way the public can help is to keep raising it with their MPs and in public. Let others know that this is not a what if. David Cameron placed repealing the hunting ban in his manifesto and it’s no joke.

Put pressure on Nick Clegg, what is his Party’s policy. Will he abide by the will of the people or a stick to a dodgy undemocratic deal with Cameron? It’s not good enough for Clegg not to answer or to spell out his party’s position. We as Support the Hunting Act (BAN) UK and Fox in Parliament will be challenging him to do the right thing. If not then he is as bad as David Cameron. Campaign groups will mobilise but it needs you to help spread the word and get involved. We are looking for new bloggers and people to join us.

There are many positions within the campaign that need good people to fill. We are towards the Labour Party, so if you are interested it’s expected that you would support Labour being in office. For info send an e-mail to: back.the-hunt-ban@inbox.com

We always said a man who sees nothing wrong in animals being torn apart for fun is unfit to lead the nation. That is still the case, nothing has changed. We cannot allow the hunting lobby through David Cameron to dictate policy over our wildlife.

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01
Jan
10

An alternative to Hare Coursing, no more exscuses

Hare coursing was banned when the hunting ban came in, it was always a sickening spectacle by people outside of compassion, devoid of any sense of wrong doing. The end result was always for the poor Hare to be used like a rag doll after the dogs had caught it. 

The tearing of animals apart for fun seems to form the basis of blood-sport. The more the animal cruelty the more those who follow such uncivilised behavior get a glee in their eye. Like fox-hunting, Deer and Mink hunting Hare Coursing never served any purpose. 

The enjoyment of a tiny few was its motivation. Only the excuses changed instead of talk of control it was one of enjoying watching the dogs work? Cruelty is cruelty and no excuse can ever justify that. It is right that Hare Coursing was banned and it is right that those who seek to break the ban are treated like criminals. 

Below is two examples, the first is Lure Coursing 

 

This first video is an example of how humane alternatives can be found and used. No killing is ever needed.  It is called Lure Coursing this example is form Australia. The dogs from all breeds big and small follow a rag around a field.  

The dogs have a wonderful time as do the owners. So the challenge to people who seek Hare Coursing in the UK and Ireland is given you have a humane alternative why are you not creating it? 

The 2nd video shows the reality of what Mr Cameron would bring back if he repealed the hunting ban. Any decent person watching this video should be concerned about David Cameron. Unlike you and me he is not horrified at this video or of the cruelty inflicted on our wildlife with fox, deer and mink hunting. 

In terms of decency and being a fit person to be considered to be a Prime minister he is showing how unfit for the role he really is. There is a nasty vile side that is hidden by the PR spin around Cameron. That would if allowed bring shame on Britain for his love of killing animals for fun. 

Hare coursing the barbaric way 

 

Pitiful isn’t it, where is the justice to the images you have just seen. Mindless cruel people intent on killing. Not rational human beings but nasty small-minded people who love to see blood being spilled for their entrainment. 

The sheer baying of the crowd for the kill puts the reality into their lies that its not about watching dogs work. 

It is vile, wrong and disgusting. Those in the fox-hunting  world share the links to such cruelty. The Waterloo Cup a money spinner and was as much a beacon for the Countryside Alliance as it ever was for the fox-hunting lobby to support. 

The hunting lobby has pretended that it was not something they supported in an attempt to deflect when the ban loomed. Yet they are stained with the same cruelty. 

The decent people of Britain and Ireland are fed up with endless excuses from the blood-sport lobby. You have no reasons or justification to kill animals for fun. Grow up and find humane alternatives. 

Given the two versions it is clear which version decent society would support. There is nothing decent about blood-sport or those that support it. 

If you are in Ireland and would like to help support the campaign for the Hare Coursing Ban as well as the campaign against other blood-sport then go to this link. Irish Council Against Blood Sport 

If you are in the UK join us today, check out the membership page.  

Do not let David Cameron bring back animal cruelty. Do not vote Tory at the next General election. Labour have pledged to support the hunting ban. Lets keep the ban and make sure cruelty remains in the past. For Labours new national campaign to back the hunting ban go to www.backtheban.com
 



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