Jeff Smith

Standing up for Manchester Withington

Hunting Ban

There can be no place in a civilised society for animal cruelty.

I believe that the vast majority of the British public support the ban on hunting with hounds introduced by the last Labour Government through the 2004 Hunting Act.

I fought the General Election on a manifesto that included a commitment to defend the hunting ban and to build on the strong record the previous Labour Government had on animal welfare; however, the Conservative Party's manifesto included a commitment to give Parliament the opportunity to repeal the Hunting Act on a free vote, with a government bill in government time.

I know there is real concern among many people and organisations such as the League Against Cruel Sports that there may now be an attempt to repeal the Hunting Act in the near future. I will oppose any attempt to repeal the Hunting Act and that I will continue to bear in mind the points raised by a number of constituents on this issue.

11 June 2015

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commented 2015-07-24 22:30:53 +0100
Thank You for this & for supporting Early day motion 45: PROTECTION OF ASIAN ELEPHANTS

But there are a number of other Animal Welfare EDM’s that really need your support too including Early day motion 192 WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES, Early day motion 273 PET SAFE LABELLING and a number of others ~ Please take a moment to read about them & add your support ~ Thank You

Here are the links

http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2015-16/by-topic/59154/animal-welfare

http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2015-16/by-topic/59153/animal-experiments

http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2015-16/360
commented 2015-07-13 15:29:59 +0100
Excellent,

I was going to write through animalaid/peta etc. but I am very glad to have seen this statement.

Great stuff Jeff.

Cheers,

Alex
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