If elected I will fight against hunting and vote to keep the ban. I will make upgrading the Hunting Act 2004 to include all blood sports my first private members’ bill. I will also add to the bill to make it enforceable.
The Green Party’s policy is crystal clear; we oppose all forms of hunting. Keith Taylor MEP, the Green Party’s Animals Spokesperson, has condemned Theresa May’s plan to bring back fox hunting. The vocal animal welfare campaigner and South East MEP said:
“That Theresa May has been forced into this admission is extremely telling. The bloodthirsty plot to repeal the foxhunting ban had, until now, only been discussed behind closed doors because the Tories know 84% of the public oppose this barbaric pursuit, which is enjoyed by only a tiny privileged minority.”
“Let’s be clear, the Conservatives did not want to be open with the public about this plan. The Party has a history of subverting our democracy when it comes to foxhunting: a vote to repeal the ban was quietly abandoned in 2015 when it became clear the Government didn’t have the numbers to push it through.”
“Foxhunting is an abomination dressed up as a tradition, enjoyed only by a monied few. It is entirely needless and causes tremendous suffering. Yet our wannabe Prime Minister Theresa May remains a shockingly staunch advocate.”
“The leak and subsequent admission should set alarm bells ringing for animal welfare advocates across Britain. As Greens, we will continue to protect our British wildlife by fighting tooth and nail to ensure this barbaric practice remains illegal.”
84% of the population have shown support for keeping the hunting ban in place; I will fight any attempt of a repeal. If you want to keep, extend and enforce the hunting ban, vote green.