The Government has been defeated over the repeal of The Hunting Act. David Cameron is licking his wounds after the humiliated, Tory Premier was forced to retreat on fox hunting when it became clear his sneaky plans to revive the bloodsport would be savaged by his own MP’s. The PM had arrogantly defended his “mates” right to hunt but he is barking up the wrong tree if he thinks he'll get his way by banning Scottish MPs from voting on hunting in England and Wales.
Team Fox is a coalition of animals groups united to keep the hunting ban in place. Fox hunting is not a ‘tradition’ that needs to be protected
The humane sport of drag hunting, in which the hunt follows an artificial trail, has all the tradition without any of the cruelty. Nevertheless, traditions are measured in more than years. They have to reflect the values and attitudes of a society and the vast majority of the British people today oppose hunting with dogs. To bring back fox hunting is to bring back cruelty.