Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Yvonne pledges to vote against attempts to repeal Hunting Act

Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue has today confirmed that she will vote against any attempt to repeal the Hunting Act 2004.

Yvonne has added her signature to the following parliamentary motion:

EDM 116 – Hunting Act 2004

‘That this House reaffirms its support for the Hunting Act 2004 and notes that there have been almost 140 convictions under the Act; recognises that the vast majority of the public support the Act across all regional, political, social and religious divides; and therefore believes that any attempt to repeal the Act would be a retrograde step and out of keeping with a civilised society.’

However, despite the consigning of their 'sport' to the history books, the hunting lobby are now stepping up their efforts to have the Hunting Act repealed. Moreover, some politicians want to repeal the hunting ban despite 75% (League against Cruel Sports Polling) of the public being in favour of keeping it.

In her first few weeks in parliament Yvonne has received emails from outraged constituents concerned that the Hunting Act 2004 may face repeal.

Yvonne said, “It was a historic achievement when the Hunting Act became law in 2005 but just five years later we face the threat of repeal backed by a powerful pro-hunting lobby."

“Like the vast majority of the public, I believe that cruelty to animals in the name of sport has no place in our society and I will vote against any attempts to repeal the Hunting Act.”