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  Fox hunting ban vote on Wednesday
Updated 10 September 2004, 16.16
The Countryside Alliance don't want a fox-hunting ban
A ban on fox hunting in England and Wales is going to be voted on in parliament next week.

MPs are going vote on it on Wednesday 15 September, although even if they do vote for a ban, hunting wouldn't be against the law for another two years.

Labour MP Peter Hain told the Commons the delay would provide time to find new homes for dogs if they needed them.

The House Of Lords has blocked a ban in the past but the government may use special powers to get the ban through.

Dogs would be re-homed
Dogs would be re-homed
It could do this by using the Parliament Act, which forces the House of Lords to accept what the House of Commons has decided.

Vicious

Hunt supporters have attacked the move as a "vicious attack on families across the country".

It's been reported that many hunt supporters are planning to protest outside parliament when the MPs vote.

The League Against Cruel Sports said it was "the high point of our 80-year campaign to expose fox hunting as a cruel sport and to get it banned".

They also said they didn't see why there needed to be a two-year delay, adding that three months was long enough to get everything organised.

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