“Election Campaign”

It’s interesting to watch the ITV Westcountry Regional News from last night, to see that David Cameron’s presence at a medical centre in Gloucestershire attracted anti-hunting activists including some from the A Minority Pastime team.

One of the most interesting things about the fact that the general election campaign is, in media terms at least, now underway is the way in which the media are portraying the hunting issue as a one-sided Conservative vs Labour issue, when it clearly isn’t.

To give an example, one can read the rubbish spouted by Kate “Tally” Hoey, Labour MP for Vauxhall in the Yorkshire Post over Christmas, but on the other you can have a look at the Conservatives Against Fox Hunting website to see that there’s both sides to the argument. Our Ipsos-MORI polling back in September proved that there is no support for a repeal amongst supporters of any political party.

Hunting is clearly going to be on the political agenda at this election. Our status as a registered charity limits our political campaigning, but we will nevertheless be out there demonstrating the cruelty that comes back with a repeal of the Hunting Act.

If you haven’t already, please sign up to our Keep Cruelty History campaign.

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