An interesting take on statistics

The pro-bloodsports lobby claim there have only been three or four (their story changes) convictions under the Hunting Act. There have, in fact, been 137 convictions to date.

Here are figures (from the RSPCA) on the number of convictions under the Hunting Act in 2007 compared with other animal welfare legislation:

Badgers Act 1991: 6
Deer Act 1991: 1
Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996: 3
Hunting Act 2004: 48

On this basis you’d expect the hunters to be campaigning for repeal of the Badgers Act, Deer Act, and the Wild Mammals (Protection) Act. But they’re not.

We wonder why…?

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