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  MPs to vote on fox hunting ban
Updated 28 February 2002, 13.10
Fox hunting
There's good news for people who want hunting with dogs completely banned in the UK.

MPs will be asked to vote on the issue in the Commons on 18 March.

Click here to vote on fox hunting

If they vote to ban hunting with dogs, the sport could be totally wiped out in 18 months' time.

But MPs have already voted twice to ban hunting, and the law was stopped by the House of Lords, who didn't agree with it.

Pest control

A fox
MPs will be given three choices - to completely ban hunting, to let it continue but with some changes, or no change at all.

People against hunting hope that, at the very least, MPs could vote for an outright ban, and the Lords could reduce it to having some changes, which is better than nothing at all.

Earlier this year, Scottish MPs voted to ban hunting, and it will become law there as soon as it gets royal approval.

But a ban would make lots of people from the countryside angry, as they say hunting is important for pest control and country life.

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