ANIMAL welfare and the strengthening of fox hunting legislation are issues which unite people of all political colours in Great Britain, and the League Against Cruel Sports is calling for parties and candidates to commit to keeping the Hunting Act and to strengthen it by closing many loopholes.

Fox hunting is a barbaric activity which has no place in a compassionate society and yet it is still taking place. Tougher legislation, coupled with the introduction of prison sentences for illegal hunting will help end the brutal killing of our wildlife.

A high percentage of people dislike hunting and it would be appreciated to let their MP know how they feel.

Marjorie Embling, Crook.