A lot of SD members will be BASC members and will be aware that the BASC Council elections are coming up shortly.
One of the candidates is Martyn Jones, the former Labour MP for Clwyd South, who when in Parliament voted strongly to ban hunting.
Here's a nice quote from Mr. Jones (2008);
“Any move to reopen the issue of fox hunting is utterly ridiculous. The Act was only passed into law in 2005 and was widely debated. It is an act which signalled the end to a cruel and outmoded form of upper class enjoyment."
Leaving aside any particular views on hunting with hounds, it does rather suggest that Mr. Jones is not afraid to use the class based rhetoric so beloved of shooting's opponents. He must get on well with George Monbiot!
I would urge any BASC members who think that Mr. Jones' views on hunting make him an unacceptable candidate to use their vote wisely and to make sure that their fellow BASC members know of Mr. Jones' stance.
You can vote online here by the way...