One of our supporters had a great letter published in our local newspaper earlier this week which has had a great response on social media, so we wanted to share here…
Subject: Hunting ban
In an extraordinarily patronising speech yesterday, David Cameron referred to a “rural way of life which a born and bred Londoner might struggle to understand “.
Well, excuse me while I put down my pitchfork and remove the piece of straw from the corner of my mouth in order to articulate more clearly.
Most of us who manage to live outside the M25 are quite able to do so without feeling the need to kill foxes or to commit other wildlife crimes. The current legislation is badly enforced as it is, and needs strengthening not repealing.
Yet again, as with the hugely unpopular, ineffective and expensive cull of badgers, Cameron has shown that he is happy to ignore the views of the majority of wildlife-friendly people in this country in order to appease the wishes of a select few.
K. S., Dorset