Jo Cox MP has joined other Labour MPs in calling on the government to keep the hunting ban in place, ahead of hunts riding out on their biggest days of the year – today and New Year’s Day.
David Cameron has promised to bring the issue of hunting back to Parliament in the future in a bid to weaken and ultimately lift the ban. He backed away from an attempt previously after realising he would lose the vote.
Mrs Cox said: “MPs from all sides think fox hunting is simply wrong. It is impossible to comprehend why a very small number of people still want to torture animals in this way.
“Each year the polls show that more and more people are against this barbaric activity, both in rural and urban areas.
“People do not want to see fox hunting return, and we will continue to campaign to keep the Act in place.”