The League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) last week announced that it is to sell off some of the 2,000 acres that it owns or manages in the West Country, to help to fund a £1million campaign to protect the 2004 Hunting Act from repeal.

Last week, 2,000 days after the passage of the Hunting Act, on 11 August, LACS chief executive Douglas Batchelor announced the sale: ?Our investment in this campaign recognises the massive public support and strength of feeling that there must be no return to bloodsports. We will not lie down and allow the views of a small minority to undo years of hardwork in bringing about a ban.?

The rest of this article appears in 18th August issue of Shooting Times.

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