John Prescott on fox hunting: Kill off this plan – not the foxes
Mar 23, 2014 06:30
by John Prescott
The Sunday Mirror columnist and former Deputy PM says a vote to bring it back is coming to satisfy the blood lust of a few brainless toffs
I was proud to vote for the Hunting Act in 2004 to prevent the brutal killing of foxes to satisfy the blood lust of a few brainless toffs.
I’m sure it influenced a few foxes to move into my garden but they don’t bother me.
Despite 80 per cent of the public and the majority of MPs being against relaxing the ban, this government is considering amending the law to replace the current limit of two dogs to flush out wild animals.
A vote to bring back fox hunting could happen as early as this week. It’s no surprise to find Owen “Pitter” Paterson, the so-called Environment Secretary, floating out a proposal on hunting.
This is the man whose incompetence led to the inept response to the floods and who bodged the badger cull.
The reason made for killing badgers was the fear of them spreading bovine TB to cattle. The only reason for amending the fox hunting ban is to give pleasure to a bunch of ruddy-faced toffee-nosed twits.
The Tories never change. They like pain and its application to the many, not the few. Lift the ban and we’ll know that’s the truth.
If it happens, I’ll put a board outside my house to let the foxes know my garden is a hunt-free zone where they can find sanctuary.
And any huntsmen can Foxtrot Oscar.
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