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Last Updated: Tuesday, 28 September, 2004, 05:28 GMT 06:28 UK
Hunt supporters head to Brighton
Hunting dogs in kennel
The Countryside Alliance plans to disrupt the Labour conference
Hunt supporters from the South West will be joining other campaigners in Brighton for a demonstration during the Labour Party conference.

The Countryside Alliance plans to disrupt the conference by bringing thousands of fox hounds into Brighton.

Its actions are being condemned by the RSPCA, which is warning the dogs are being put into a dangerous situation.

The protest is one of a series of demonstrations which have been organised by the Countryside Alliance.

At the weekend hunt supporters demonstrated outside the home of the Commons leader Peter Hain in South Wales.

Before that the Rural Affairs Minister Alun Michael clashed with protestors in Exeter.

Earlier this month, MPs voted in favour of the Hunting Bill which would ban hunting with hounds.

The Countryside Alliance has estimated a ban would cost the South West's economy at least 15m.


SEE ALSO:
Hunt supporters step up protests
25 Sep 04  |  Politics
Minister meets hunting protesters
22 Sep 04  |  Politics


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