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MP backs fight against cruel sports

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BULWELL’s MP Graham Allen is continuing in his fight against cruel sports and has met a champion of the cause.

The Nottingham North Labour politician met up with the chief executive of animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports, Joe Duckworth, this week.

“I was extremely pleased to meet Joe,” said Mr Allen. “As an animal lover myself, I am extremely encouraged by the hard work of the League, especially their recent success at halting the badger cull, which I voted against.

“Our biggest concern is the repeal of the Hunting Act, which the Labour government fought so hard for, and many of the current government voted against.”

Mr Allen shared Mr Duckworth’s concern and said great enforcement of the Hunting Act was needed to make it more effective.

“In addition to this I want to see an end to the use of snares,” added Mr Allen. “Snaring is vicious, cruel and unnecessary. I’ll be working with the League to campaign for the end of use of all snares.”

“The government needs to start listening to the people and the science. People didn’t like the badger cull, they don’t like hunting with dogs and they don’t like snares. ”

“In addition to this I want to see an end to the use of snares. Snaring is vicious, cruel and unnecessary. I’ll be working with the League Against Cruel Sports to campaign for the end of manufacture, sale, and use of all snares.”

 

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