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Theresa May 'disingenuous' over foxhunting ban vote

Campaigner Sir Ranulph Fiennes has accused Theresa May of being "disingenuous" over the Conservative Party's plan to hold another vote on ending the foxhunting ban.

Citing Mrs May's pledge to tackle modern slavery, Sir Fiennes said in an interview on Peston on Sunday: "She is being inconsistent...to encourage the reemergence of another abuse which we definitely thought had been confined to the history books, which is without a doubt 'a cruel exploitation'."

The explorer added that he has seen first-hand the results of foxhunting.

"To go out on horseback, jumping over fences etc is great, I encourage it," he said.

"But why do you need to end up having a fox chewed to bits by dogs?"