Mark Tami MP Celebrates a Decade of the Hunting Act

Local MP, Mark Tami, has joined forces with animal welfare charities to mark the success of the Hunting Act ten years on.

Mark Tami MP for Alyn & Deeside is marking ten years since the Hunting Act 2004 came into force and has made a commitment to protect animals.

Mark Tami, MP for Alyn and Deeside, commenting on the anniversary said: “I am delighted to celebrate the Hunting Act ten years on from when it first came into force. It is a landmark piece of legislation on animal welfare rights and I support a number of measures to continue to protect animals including making sure the ban is not repealed.”

Latest opinion polling carried out by Ipsos MORI at the end of 2014 shows that 80 per cent of people in Great Britain think that fox hunting should remain illegal, 86 per cent for deer hunting and 88 per cent for hare hunting/coursing.

David Bowles, RSPCA Head of Public Affairs said:

“The RSPCA firmly believes that the cruel practice of chasing and killing live animals with dogs is a barbaric and outdated pastime and has no place in modern Britain. This is a sentiment echoed by the vast majority of the British public. A decade on, public feeling towards the hunting ban is still strong. The fact remains that it is only a tiny minority of people who, seek a return to cruelty.”