In 2004 hunting wild mammals with hounds was made illegal following the introduction of the Hunting Act under the Labour Government of the time.
This meant the activity of intentionally chasing and killing a fox, deer or hare was outlawed. However various loopholes and exemptions in the ban has resulted in thousands of animals being killed every year.
Keep The Ban has campaigned since 2015 for the ban on hunting to be strengthened and better enforced.Learn more
about the issues with the Hunting Act and why it needs strengthening, and how you can get involved to pressure politicians to take action.