New poll shows public strongly in favour of keeping foxhunting ban

October 01, 2016 at 1:19 PM

A poll commissioned by the League Against Cruel Sports has revealed that 84 per cent of the public do not want a return to fox hunting.

  • Repealing the ban would be 'deeply unpopular' - League Against Cruel Sports - read more here.

The Ipsos MORI poll results published on September 30 showed that 65 per cent would view an election candidate more favourably if they supported keeping hunting with dogs illegal compared with only 9 per cent who would view a candidate more favourably if they supported making hunting with dogs legal again.

Opposition to hare hunting and deer hunting was even stronger, at 91% and 88% respectively. 

  • Commons vote to repeal the ban looks likely despite public opposition - read more here.
  • Environment Secretary 'wants free vote before next election' - read more here.