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I consider the hunting ban to be a low priority in the context of our disastrous financial and economic circumstances, but I realise this is an important issue for many people.

I am against cruelty to animals and I wish to see enacted a strong general prohibition to that effect.  However, I am also against bad law and I do not accept that one animal hunting another is necessarily cruel, since animals hunting animals is a fact of nature.

For these reasons, I would vote to repeal the hunting ban, though I hope to do so in the context of a new prohibition on cruelty to wild animals which can be tested in the courts.

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