McGoH: Kevin, your last post equates fox Hunting with bear baiting, cock fighting, etc.
The point is that these have already been banned. Hunting and fishing are still practiced. The government promised to have a vote on the banning of fox hunting. After due process the bill failed.
On the basis that Tony Blair was seen to have failed his supporters it is being brought up again, this time with the threat that if defeated in 'The Lords' it will still be forced through. This is even after he has attempted to equalise the make up of the upper house.
Fishing, although harming a much greater number of animals on a daily basis, has not (yet) been targetted. Could this be because it is seen as being practised by men more likely to be supporting the labour party ?