Strengthen the Hunting Act 

Since 2015 Keep The Ban have campaigned not only to preserve the 2004 Hunting Act but to strengthen it and ensure the legislation is easier to enforce so as to secure prosecutions. Our petition to Strengthen the 2004 Hunting Act has been signed by over 200,000 people and counting. To find out more about why the Hunting Act needs to be strengthened and our proposed amendments click here. 

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Forestry England

Forestry England is responsible for managing and promoting the nation’s forests owned by the Government of the United Kingdom. However, what many people do not realise is that Forestry England gives permission for ‘trail hunts’ to use its land. For the most recent hunting season, Forestry England gave hunting licences for 34 fox & hare “trail hunts”. We are calling on Forestry England to end the granting of ‘trail hunt’ licences and you can sign our petition and write a letter here.

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National Trust

In 2017 Keep The Ban supported the campaign to end ‘trail hunting’ on National Trust land, following the hand-in of our now 370,000 strong petition. We backed the members resolution put forward by Helen Beynon and despite it being unsuccessful by just a few hundred votes, it led to a significant reduction in the number of licences handed to hunts. The campaign is ongoing and we’re gearing up to support the new resolution put forward in 2021 to end ‘trail hunt’ licences. In the meantime you can back our petition here.

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