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Nick Bycroft, Kennel Huntsman with the Avon Vale hunt enjoys a drink prior to riding out from a hunt meet near Trowbridge on February 16, 2010 in Wiltshire , England. This week marks the fifth anniversary of the hunting ban that was introduced by the Labour government in 2005. Many hunt supporters are hoping that the Conservative party will repeal the ban if they win power at the next general election, which is widely expected to be called in the next few months. By Matt Cardy/Getty Images.

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