The Government is trying to bring back hunting
The Government has indicated that they have been considering amending the Hunting Act by using an Affirmative Statutory Instrument (SI), a type of legislation that can be used to push unpopular changes through Parliament with less scrutiny than a full vote on repeal would require.

This SI would lift the limit on the number of dogs used to flush out wild mammals and in doing so, with a full pack of up to 40 hounds being used, would make the Act impossible to police and undermine the legislation to such an extent it would be made toothless. 

As a result of our campaign, in which thousands of our supporters contacted their MPs to express concern, the Government backed down. On Wednesday 26th March 2014, in Prime Ministers Questions, David Cameron confirmed that he “regrets” that he is unlikely to get Government agreement to take forward a proposal to amend the Hunting Act.

However the threat to the Hunting Act still remains. The pro-hunting lobby are determined to see a return to cruelty in the countryside and we must ensure this never happens.

Tell your MP that you don't want a repeal by the back door. Just enter your details below and hit submit to view a template letter to your MP. 

writing to you as a matter of extreme urgency with regard to the Hunting Act. As you may know, the Government have indicated that they are considering amending the Hunting Act by using an Affirmative Statutory Instrument (SI) to replace the current limit of two dogs being used to flush out wild mammals. We expect this motion to be laid before Parliament on the 26 March.
This is not some minor amendment, but would effectively legalise hunting again, which is opposed by a vast majority of the public. I attach a briefing which outlines in detail our concerns, and how this amendment would fundamentally undermine the Act. In addition, such an SI would be Government business, which would contradict the Coalition Agreement to hold a free vote on repeal.  As such, I would urge you to oppose such an underhand move.
We intend to hold briefings for MPs in Westminster on this issue next week. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours sincerely,
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