mini's law

On 6th March 2021 Mini the cat was killed by out-of-control hunting hounds outside her home in west Cornwall. After the mauling, the huntsman is filmed throwing Mini’s lifeless body over a neighbour’s fence in a cowardly attempt to hide the evidence.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident and there are many incidents involving hunts causing carnage to domestic animals and the public. A Keep The Ban report found that as of March 2021 there is on average one reported incident every two weeks involving hunts terrorising domestic animals or livestock.

Legislation should be introduced to prohibit any activity involving hunting hounds, such as trail hunts and hound exercise, taking place in a residential area or any other public place. This is why Keep The Ban supports the campaign for Mini’s Law (Public and Animal Safety Bill 2021) to ensure safety to the public and animals from all hunting activities.

mini's law overview:

(1) No hunting activity that uses a live animal can take place in a residential area or in any other place where a portion of the public might be.
(2) No hunting activity that uses a live animal can take place on public roads or footpaths.
(3) All hunting activities that use a live animal must publish the general area where their activity will take place in advance.
(4) All animals used in any hunting activity must be kept under control at all times.
(5) All hunting activities using alive animal must be licenced by the local authority.

On 6th March 2021 Mini the cat was killed by out-of-control hunting hounds outside her home in west Cornwall. After the mauling, the huntsman is filmed throwing Mini’s lifeless body over a neighbour’s fence in a cowardly attempt to hide the evidence.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident and there are many incidents involving hunts causing carnage to domestic animals and the public. A Keep The Ban report found that as of March 2021 there is on average one reported incident every two weeks involving hunts terrorising domestic animals or livestock.

Legislation should be introduced to prohibit any activity involving hunting hounds, such as trail hunts and hound exercise, taking place in a residential area or any other public place. This is why Keep The Ban supports the campaign for Mini’s Law (Public and Animal Safety Bill 2021) to ensure safety to the public and animals from all hunting activities.

sign the petition

mini's law overview:

No hunting activity that uses a live animal can take place in a residential area or in any other place where a portion of the public might be.
No hunting activity that uses a live animal can take place on public roads or footpaths.
All hunting activities that use a live animal must publish the general area where their activity will take place in advance.
All animals used in any hunting activity must be kept under control at all times.
All hunting activities using alive animal must be licenced by the local authority.
sign the petition
sign the petition

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