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>> Britain's Prime Minister dropped one of her most controversial campaign pledges on Sunday. Teresa May says she no longer plans to allow parliament to repeal the UK's ban on controversial fox hunting for at least the next five-year term. The practice has dogs chase down the foxes and kill them which many decry as inhumane to the animals.
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>> My own view hasn't changed, but as Prime Minister, my job isn't just about what I think about something. It's actually about looking at what the view of the country is. I think it was a clear message about that and that and that's why I say there won't be a verge on fox hunting during this Parliament.
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>> Dating back to the 16th century, fox hunting with dogs is a hugely contentious issue across the UK. Using dogs to flush out foxes who are subsequently shot is still legal but fans of the traditional sport have often flouted the 2004 ban allowing their haunts to make the kill.
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The opposition Labor parties says May's decision is quote long overdue but they contend it needs to go further that our ministers need to take tough action those who take part in illegal folks hunts.