Clive Efford MP

Clive Efford - A Strong Voice for Eltham and Plumstead

Back The Ban


Labour introduced the Hunting Act which banned fox hunting with dogs in 2004 .

David Cameron has promised his backbenchers a free vote to repeal this act and allow hunting once again.  He recently unsuccessfully tried to avoid a full debate by using Parliamentary procedure to water down the Act. 

New polls show that 74 per cent of people believe fox hunting should remain illegal.  However, many Tories see this as unfinished business and will try again.

Please sign the petition below to signal you opposition to any changes in the Hunting Act.

I oppose any attempt to water down or repeal the Hunting Act 2008.

Goal: 164 signatures

Will you sign?

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Thanks for supporting the ban. Hopefully there will be a way to make this Act stronger as it is a hopeless piece of legislation. I would help volunteer on this issue.
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The argument that fox-hunting is necessary and the most efficient way of keeping fox numbers under control and protecting chickens and lambs ( which are, it seems to be forgotten, destined for a much crueller end in slaughter-houses anyway) is wholly spurious. It’s a blood sport, pure and simple, and should have no place in any civilised society.
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I’m so glad you are making a stand on this issue.
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Its wonderful to know you are acting on this Clive. Many many thanks. Doris Fergus
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Thank you for your efforts so far and what you are continuing to do to keep this ban in place. I do believe that the current laws do not go far enough. Flushing out foxes with 2 dogs is barbaric and nothing short of monstrous and my main issue with this is that we are still allowing this sort of behaviour ,which I find totally abhorrent, to carry on. What sort of message are we saying when we allow such barbaric activities to continue in this modern age? I would ask that you push to have a total ban on this sort of sport. Killing for sport does nothing for our countries image as a peace loving nation. All animals (not just our household pets) are sentient beings with feelings and conscious thoughts and have families that they love, just as we do. Just because we don’t understand their language doesn’t give us the right to kill them. I hope that one day we realise this and find a way to live harmoniously with all of nature including the animals. Many thanks. Andrei Knight
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Thanks for instigating this initiative Clive. Your support for so many worthwhile causes is genuinely gratifying and long may you remain to continue doing so.
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