Delyn MP David Hanson has used the 10th anniversary of the hunting ban to pledge his commitment to continue to protect animals in his position as an MP.
In comments after the 10 years since the ban on fox hunting came into force, Mr Hanson highlighted his previous support of the achievements of the previous government on animal welfare and set out six key commitments he would be following if elected again in May:
1) Defending the Hunting Act despite calls from some parties to repeal it.
2) Banning the cruel practice of wild animals in circuses.
3) Ending the Government’s ineffective and inhumane badger culls.
4) Improving the welfare of dogs and cats by reviewing ineffective regulation of their breeding and sale.
5) Tackling wildlife crime and reducing animal cruelty on shooting estates.
6) Lead the fight against global animal cruelty by greater diplomatic pressure on our international partners.
David Hanson MP said:
“We have a moral duty to treat the animals we share our planet with in a humane and compassionate way. I have a proven track record of voting for decisive action to protect animals at home, on farms and in the wild; I voted for the banning of hunting with dogs, an end to cosmetic testing on animals, for banning fur farming and to introduce the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
“If elected again in May I will be following these six key commitments that build on the previous achievements to protect animals and ensure humane treatment throughout the UK.”