Boxing Day hunt in Hawstead as debate in Parliament rumbles on

Hawstead Boxing Day Hunt

Hawstead Boxing Day Hunt

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The traditional Boxing Day Suffolk Hunt took place this week at Hawstead as a fresh row brews in Parliament.

The coalition is due to put forward a free vote on whether to overturn the existing ban on hunting with dogs.

Hawstead Boxing Day Hunt

Hawstead Boxing Day Hunt

But they admit there is little chance of such a vote overturning the ban.

It has been illegal since 2005 to hunt animals with dogs. Many hunts like the Suffolk Hunt pictured use a drag hunt instead which is legal.

Hawstead Boxing Day Hunt

Hawstead Boxing Day Hunt

Hawstead Boxing Day Hunt

Hawstead Boxing Day Hunt

Hawstead Boxing Day Hunt

Hawstead Boxing Day Hunt