Hunting undermines British 'quality of life'

The Conservative "Quality of Life" review released this week reveals a distinct lack of respect for the quality of life of Britain's wild mammals.

By pledging "to arrange time for a free vote on the repeal of the Hunting Act", the party is out of step with the opinion of the majority of the British public, who support a ban by a ratio of 3:1 (Mori DATE). It is difficult to see how a return to the cruel and outdated practice of using a pack of dogs to chase and tear apart foxes, deer, hare and mink can be put forward as a solution to enhancing life in 21st Century Britain.

Rosa Argent

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

89 Albert Embankment

London