The results are in; another anti-hunting parliament has been returned to Westminster. Like the last parliament, there is a clear majority of anti-hunt MPs, and for the first time since the Hunting Act passed in 2004, the Conservative Party has dropped its pledge to repeal the ban.
The League Against Cruel Sports’ focus now will be on ensuring the Conservative Party stands by the animal welfare and animal sentencing promises it made in its manifesto, including ensuring the Hunting Act is not overturned.
More than that, we’ll be insisting the party scrutinises the act with a view to strengthening it, to finally put a stop to hunting for ‘sport’.
This campaign has shown the power of the League and supporters when we stand united against hunting, and once again we have made hunting a key issue. In the past month the League has, among other things:
- Launched a new and innovative e-action, with supporters sending nearly 45,000 emails to candidates
- Produced FOUR campaign films
- Run SEVEN election roadshows across the UK
- Had 15 supporter run street stalls
- Celebrity support from Bill Oddie, Chris Packham, Ricky Gervais, Megan McCubbin, Maxine Peake, Gemma Collins, Gemma Atkinson, Lucy Watson
- The League has appeared in more than 150 media stories
This is the power of what we can do together. Together, we will continue to campaign to strengthen the ban, and lobby land owners, such as the National Trust, to deny hunts access to their land.
Together we are United Against Hunting.