Ricky Gervais Reminds UK Of David Cameron’s Promise To Repeal Fox Hunting Ban

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Ricky Gervais has reminded the UK public of David Cameron’s plans to hold a parliamentary vote on repealing the fox hunting ban.

The Prime Minister promised to hold the vote if the Conservative Party won the General Election.

In a series of tweets, the writer, comedian and actor reminded his Twitter followers of the Tories’ plans to repeal the 2004 Hunting Act passed by Labour.

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He later added this on Facebook:

The fox hunting debate isn't about being Tory or not. Most Tories aren't psychopaths. It's about perverse animal cruelty. It's just wrong.

Posted by Ricky Gervais on Saturday, May 9, 2015

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The act bans the hunting of wild animals, including foxes, deer and hares.

Mr Cameron expressed his views on hunting in a comment piece for Countryside Alliance magazine in March.

In that article, Cameron wrote:

I have always been a strong supporter of country sports. It is my firm belief that people should have the freedom to hunt, so I share the frustration that many people feel about the Hunting Act and the way it was brought in by the last government.

If Cameron keeps his promise, Conservative MPs will get a “free vote” on whether to keep hunting with dogs illegal.

Gervais is a vocal animal rights supporter and we imagine many people will share the comedian’s fears on this particular issue.


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