Countryside Alliance lose legal case on UK fox hunting ban
Wednesday, February 16, 2005British has lost its legal bid to keep hunting with hounds after the High Court rejected their appeal, which had been made on the grounds that the 1949 was invalid. The High Court rejected this, ruling that the 1949 Act was valid. This means hunting with dogs for foxes, hares and badgers will be illegal from Friday 18 February in England and Wales in accordance with the .The
The Countryside Alliance has said it is challenging the decision in the(the highest court in English Law) and the .
Thehas said the arguments were “wafer thin”.
However the CA as said that the police would have difficulty in policing the law. Thehas said it is setting up a “crimewatch service” to police the ban.
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