New polling commissioned by the Countryside Alliance (CA) shows that six out of 10 people think the 2004 Hunting Act has been a waste of police time, and eight out of 10 believe animal rights activists should not be allowed to take the law into their own hands. The CA?s chief executive, Alice Barnard, said: ?Police officers have spent endless time investigating allegations made by animal rights activists when they could have been tackling real crime.?