When was fox hunting made illegal in the uk?

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Is fox hunting legal in Britain?

  • Fox hunting is illegal in England, Scotland and Wales. It is still legal in Northern Ireland . Fox hunting was banned by the Hunting Act 2004 in England and Wales, and the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 in Scotland. But while these were both welcome and hard-fought pieces of legislation,...

The Hunting Act 2004 (c 37) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which bans the hunting of wild mammals (notably foxes, deer, hares and mink) with dogs in England and Wales; the Act does not cover the use of dogs in the process of flushing out an unidentified wild mammal, nor does it affect drag hunting, ...

In the early 21st century, however, efforts to end the sport intensified, and in 2002 Scotland banned foxhunting. Two years later the British House of Commons outlawed hound-led hunts in England and Wales, and, despite a number of legal challenges, the ban went into effect in early 2005.

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