Foreign Secretary and Conservative leadership contender, Jeremy Hunt has said he intends to push for a vote to repeal the fox hunting ban (Getty Images) Boris Johnson has … Breaking News, Latest News and Current News from FOXNews.com. A historic pledge to legalise fox hunting will be dropped from the next Conservative general election manifesto if Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister, one of his key allies has said. The League Against Cruel Sports urged other parties to also back the measures. Prime Minister Boris Johnson once urged fox hunters to break the law and continue killing the animals, noting his ‘semi-sexual’ love for the illegal practice.Â. Amelia Womack, deputy leader of the Green Party, criticised the article for simply pushing his ‘dubious enthusiasm for fox hunting’, explaining to The Independent that ‘it does nothing to address the underlying reasons why the Hunting Act was introduced’. Bombastic Boris Johnson wins … ‘I urge other parties to stand united against hunting, to pledge to finally stop the barbaric chasing and killing of foxes with packs of hounds that still takes place today, 14 years after the fox hunting ban came into force.’, But Mr Johnson (pictured at the annual CBI conference, today) wants to show the party is on the ‘right side’ of the animal rights debate, a source said. News Politics A historic pledge to legalise fox hunting will be dropped from the next Conservative general election manifesto if Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister, one of his key allies has said. Boris Johnson promises more police, as Tory leadership rivals make pitches ahead of party members' vote. Mr Hunt told Laura Kuennsberg, the BBC’s political editor: "I … The manifesto was so cautious it even contained promises not to do things, such as a pledge not to bring back fox-hunting. I'm going to tell you exactly what's going on, right now. Prime Minister Boris Johnson voted against the fox-hunting ban in 2004 and also wrote, in a 2005 article for The Spectator magazine, how he "loved" joining a hunt. They ban it just because they can; and the people I really despair of are those idiots who say that they ‘don’t care much one way or another’. About five or six years ago I went to see Blair, and asked him why he was banning hunting. Mr Johnson, who has professed a "love" for the area, gained his first experience of fox hunting at the farm, according to the biography Just Boris. 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He … Up to 300,000 monster pythons are laying waste to Florida's wildlife. Boris Johnson Says He Loved Fox Hunting In A ‘Semi-Sexual’ Way. The future PM argued the ban was not about cruelty, rather it was ‘a brutal and pointless liquidation of a way of life’, urging fox hunters to keep the practice alive by breaking the law. … It comes a day after his leadership rival Jeremy Hunt refused four times to say if he thought the bloodsport was cruel. The article reproduces a much-quoted opinion piece that current UK prime-minister Boris Johnson published in the right-leaning Spectator magazine back in 2005, not long after the Hunting Act (which banned the hunting of wild animals with hounds) came into force. 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