I wrote to Julie Baum of the Lib Dem party regarding my concern that the coalition government were attempting to overthrow the ban on hunting with dogs. I had this reply:
"The coalition agreement has in it the provision for a free vote on hunting, which means MPs can vote as they wish on the matter if it ever comes to a vote. Lib Dem policy remains against hunting, and our latest policy statement on the matter reasserts our support of the ban. In fact, on animal welfare in general the Lib Dems were the most supportive of the three main parties towards animal welfare legislation in Parliament in the last full session."
Let's hope they keep their word!