Sir Paul McCartney recently responded to a government proposal that would allow the return of fox hunting.
On July 9, British Conservatives released literature that would amend the Hunting Act 2004. If the measure is passed by MPs in a vote on July 15, it would permit foxes to be hunted by dogs in England and Wales.
Paul McCartney, a long recognized animal-rights activist, told reporters his view on fox hunting, claiming; “The people of Britain are behind this Tory government on many things but the vast majority of us will be against them if hunting is reintroduced. It is cruel and unnecessary and will lose them support from ordinary people and animal lovers like myself.”
McCartney is not alone is his opinion. Queen’s Brian May also spoke out against fox hunting in England, telling reporters, “There is no justification for the hunting of foxes on the grounds of control of foxes. They breed them to hunt; it’s all about people out there trying to catch foxes for fun. They like causing pain and this is what Cameron is endorsing.”
The proposal stipulates that the fox hunting must be “appropriate” for the terrain and done “efficiently” to protect other wildlife.