The League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) has announced plans to sell some of its land in Exmoor to raise funds for a £1 million campaign to defend the hunting ban. This is in response to the coalition government’s promise for a free vote in Parliament on the repeal of the Hunting Act.
LACS would place restrictions on the land to prevent hunting or shooting there, no matter the outcome of the vote.
Spokespersons for the Countryside Alliance have argued that the Act is flawed and does not work.
No date has yet been set for the vote, but according to BBC News, it could come as early as September, when Parliament returns from summer recess.
August 14, 2010