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Government pull vote on relaxing fox hunting ban

The government has made a last minute decision to pull a vote on relaxing fox hunting which was due to take place tomorrow.

It comes after the SNP said they would oppose the changes despite the reforms only applying to England and wales, prompting the English Votes for English Laws debate once more.

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Anti-hunting protesters march outside parliament

Dozens of animal rights activists marched outside parliament today in protest at the government's planned reforms on fox hunting.

Protesters dressed as foxes let off orange flares outside Parliament. Credit: PA

A controversial vote on whether to relax the current hunting ban was due to take place tomorrow but has now been postponed after it emerged the SNP would block the reforms.

Many held up slogans like the one above. Credit: PA

Celebrities including Queen guitarist Brian May, Ricky Gervais, Morrissey, Sadie Frost and Stella McCartney have all backed the campaign to keep it in place.

Queen guitarist Brian May is one of many stars to back the ban. Credit: PA

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