Should fox hunting be legal again?
Theresa May has said she will hold a free vote on overturning the fox hunting ban in England and Wales if she is returned as prime minister at the general election.
Speaking in Yorkshire, Mrs May said she was personally in favour of fox hunting and would want to keep the Conservative party’s commitment to letting parliament have another say on the issue.
When the ban became law in 2004, 61% of people supported parliament’s decision and 30% opposed it.
Traditional fox hunting with dogs is illegal across Britain, but in England and Wales, two dogs can be used to flush out a fox so a farmer or landowner can shoot it, while in Scotland, an unlimited number of dogs can be used.
The revelation that Prime Minister Theresa May supports fox hunting has been met with a mixed reactions – what are your views?
Would you like to see the law changed? Or do you think the ban should continue?
What are your views?
We'd love to hear your comments
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