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Conservatives Against Fox Hunting: placing animal rights over party loyalty

[The Guardian - opinion]

My new heroes are Conservatives Against Fox Hunting, founded by Chris and Lorraine Platt, and led in the Commons by MPs Caroline Dinenage, Dominic Raab, Mike Weatherley and Simon Kirby.

These brave MPs are standing by their moral conviction that hunting with dogs is cruel and inexcusable, and must never again be legal in this country. By speaking out against cruelty to our wild animals, contrary to party policy, these MPs risk their popularity in their party and their promotion prospects – it's a hard place to be. It would be much easier for them to keep quiet.

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