Welfare rep quizzes MP over hunting ban

Roy Parker NNL-150607-124011001
Roy Parker NNL-150607-124011001

A wildlife protection campaigner has been pressing Banbury’s MP to address concerns over a possible repeal of the hunting ban.

Roy Parker, once Banbury 
secretary of the League Against Cruel Sports, lived in Milcombe but moved to Spain 13 years ago.

But he is still registered 
to vote in the Banbury 
constituency and is taking an active interest in the possibility of a vote on hunting.

Mr Parker said: “David Cameron has promised a free vote for MPs to repeal the Hunting Act.

“It has had over 400 
convictions, making it the most successful piece of wild animal welfare legislation.

“I, with over 80 per cent of the British public, remain firmly against a repeal.

“We cannot let the most important piece of wild 
animal welfare legislation be lost. We cannot return to a time when it was legal to hunt and kill wildlife with dogs for sport.”

Mrs Prentis said she was pleased there would be a free vote and added: “On hunting specifically I have received 
almost 200 emails.

“On free vote issues like hunting and assisted dying I am trying to write everybody a proper letter.”

Mr Parker told the Banbury Guardian on Tuesday that he had sent Mrs Prentis his address in Spain and he had been told a letter was on its way.