Vet professionals oppose any amendment of Hunting Act

on 02 October, 2012

Vet professionals oppose any amendment of Hunting Act

On Wednesday 15th July, the Government will introduce a motion in the House of Commons ‘to approve a statutory instrument relating to hunting’. It is widely anticipated that this will consist of a proposal to remove the current restriction that allows no more than two dogs to stalk or flush a wild mammal (fox, deer, hare) to guns under the

Hunting Act 2004 

If successful, this amendment would result in a return to wild mammals being chased and killed by packs of hounds, much as they were before the Hunting Act came into force. It would also allow the hunters to use the excuse that they believed the wild animal to be ‘diseased’ which will likely be impossible to verify.


Marc Abraham BVM&S MRCVS CEVA Special Recognition Award for Animal Welfare 2012. Wes Sussex.

Caroline Allen MA VetMB CertSAM MRCVS. London.

Fiona Dalzell BVSc BA (Hons) MRCVS. P.O. Box 36714, Merivale 8146, Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand 

Richard Edwards MSc, MA, VetMB, MRCVS. West Sussex.

Phill Elliott BVM&S MSc MRCVS. Hampshire.

Geoffrey Hale BVSc MA MSB CBiol MRCVS. Manchester.

Sophie Hill MA Vet MB MRCVS. Cambridgeshire.

Jo Hinde. RVN. Hampshire.

Shailen Jasani MA VetMB MRCVS DACVECC Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ECC) specialist. Hertfordshire.

Mark Jones BVSc MSc (Stir) MSc (UL) MRCVS. East Sussex.

Dr Andrew Knight BVMS Cert AW DipECAWBM (AWSEL) PhD MRCVS FOCAE. Hampshire.

Jo Lewis BSc BVMS (hons) MRCVS. Berkshire.

Alastair MacMillan BVSc MSc PhD FRCPath MRCVS. West Sussex.

Iain McGill BSc (hons) BVetMed MRCVS. East Sussex.

Andre Menache BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS. Kent.

Dr Elizabeth Mullineaux BVM&S, DVM&S, CertSHP, MRCVS. Edinburgh 

Sue Pell MSc RVN. Surrey.

Judy Puddifoot BSc MSc B Vet Med MRCVS. Hertfordshire.

Richard Saunders BSc (Hons)  BVSc MRCVS CertZooMed DZooMed (Mammalian) CBiol MSB. Bristol.

Peter Southgate BVetMed MSc MRCVS. Suffolk.