Drawing you in with the one hand…
– This from their joint plan for government, specifically on Page 18 (pdf embedded below) and their policies on animal testing, animal welfare, fox hunting and badger culling. Quote:
" We will promote high standards of farm animal welfare. » We will end the testing of household products on animals and work to reduce the use of animals in scientific research. « We will promote responsible pet ownership by introducing effective codes of practice under the Animal Welfare Act, and will ensure that enforcement agencies target irresponsible owners of dangerous dogs."
" We oppose the resumption of commercial whaling, will press for a ban on ivory sales, and will tackle the smuggling and illegal trade on wildlife through our new Border Police Force. "
…Then stabbing in the back with the other:
" As part of a package of measures, we will introduce a carefully managed and science-led policy of badger control in areas with high and persistent levels of bovine tuberculosis. "
" We will bring forward a motion on a free vote enabling the House of Commons to express its view on THE REPEAL OF THE HUNTING ACT. "
Info found via North West Hunt Saboteurs Association
The full “Programme for Goverment” file can be downloaded HERE.
Also via the NWHSA – The position of MP’s on repeal of the Hunting Act:
The new House of Commons: Position of MP’s on repeal of the Hunting Act (as at midday on 10th May 2010) Listed HERE are MP’s by their stated voting intention should they be offered a free vote on repeal of the Hunting Act.
Check the list. Which way will your local MP be voting ? Contact them here.