Councils told to ban hunts on their land
ANIMAL rights campaigners today urge councils to ban hunts from their land.
Fox hunting was outlawed in February 2005 but trail hunting, where riders and hounds follow a pre-laid scent, is allowed.
It is meant to replicate a hunt without a fox being harmed but activists claim it is a cover for real hunts.
Chris Luffingham, of the League Against Cruel Sports, said: “Despite the fox hunting ban, 294 hunts are still operating. We need to deny them the land they need for their bloodsport.”
Tim Bonner, of the Countryside Alliance, said the League’s call wasted “vital council time”.
But Labour Shadow Environment Secretary Luke Pollard said the ban should be strengthened.
DEMAND Chris Luffingham