Hunting Act Court Cases
- Hunting Act forced through using Parliament Act.
- Outlawed hunting mammals with two or more dogs.
- House of Commons stopped House of Lords from blocking legislation.
- Convicted of illegal hunting.
- Private prosecution by League Against Cruel Sports.
- But acquitted by High Court on appeal.
Tony Wright from Exmoor Foxhounds
- Heythrop Hunt master Julian Barnfield charged with four offences.
- CPS dropped case as 'hunting' deemed unintentional.
David Cameron's friend let off
- Heythrop Hunt, who Mr Cameron rode with, convicted after RSPCA prosecution.
- Richard Sumner, 68, Julian Barnfield, 49, pleaded guilty at Oxford magistrates court to four charges of unlawfully hunting a wild fox with dogs.
- Barnfield fined £1,000, Sumner fined £1,800, Hunt charged £4,000.
Cameron's hunt convicted
Theresa May plan for fox hunting vote
- Said she was in favour of fox hunting.
- Suggested free vote to repeal or keep the ban.
Theresa May drops plan for free vote
- Ipsos Mori poll found 85% of people wanted fox hunting to remain illegal.
- PM worried it would damage Tory image of the 'caring' party.
Conviction rate falls as charges rise