300 Boxing Day hunts despite hunting with dogs ban

  • An estimated 300 Boxing Day hunts gather up and down the country despite the ban on hunting with dogs that was passed under Labour in 2005
  • Campaigners say enforcing the restriction wastes police time, and suggest some officers turn a blind eye to breaches of the law
  • But David Cameron has been accused of dragging his heels over acting on the coalition agreement promise of a free vote on overturning the ban
  • Many Tories would support repeal, but most Labour and the Liberal Democrats are still in favour of the ban


Hunt ban vote 'not imminent'

The Environment Secretary says there is no imminent prospect of a vote on repealing the hunting ban. But the Countryside Alliance say are they "confident" the ban will eventually be repealed.