UK: One Fifth Of The Population Now Takes Action On Campaigns.

UPDATE 7/1/18

 

SAV Comment – If she thinks a free vote on killing wildlife is going to get her re-elected;  then she should think again.  Over 80% of the British  public support the continuation of the hunting ban.  Note she says a ‘clear message’ has been sent from the public. And many of those want to see the ban strengthened.     Is Mrs May showing signs for once of listening to the public ?

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42594068

Theresa May has dropped a manifesto pledge to hold a vote on the fox-hunting ban during this parliament.

The Tories had promised a vote on repealing the Hunting Act – which bans the use of dogs to hunt foxes and wild mammals in England and Wales – during the 2017 general election campaign.

But the prime minister told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show there was a “clear message” against it from the public.

“I think there was a clear message about that and that’s why I say there won’t be a vote on fox-hunting during this parliament.”

Labour said the move was “long overdue” and called on ministers to take tough action against those who continue to conduct illegal fox hunts.

The League Against Cruel Sports said hunting was a “barbaric” practice “which still sees British wildlife being torn to pieces by packs of hounds”.

“It appears that the government now accepts that cruel sports should no longer be a part of 21st Century society so it’s good to know they won’t try to legalise it again in this Parliament, though they may try again in the next,” said spokesman Chris Pitt.

The group also called for stronger action against illegal hunting which it said was being carried out in the name of “trail hunting”.

 

Mrs May’s predecessor, David Cameron, (Below), had promised a free vote on whether to repeal the ban in England and Wales when he was in power, but it never materialised.

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We’ve just hit 15 million users in the UK!

That’s one fifth of the population signing petitions, standing up against injustice and creating unbelievable change.

 

https://twitter.com/UKChange/status/931181934855770112

 

 

https://www.change.org/en-GB

 

 

 

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