A magistrate has stepped down from the bench after 28 years in protest at the Government's controversial ban on hunting with dogs.
Susan Foster, the daughter of a former Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, said she could no longer administer justice now the law had come into force.
Mrs Foster, who hunted with the South Shropshire hunt 20 years ago, said she had stood down with full support from her colleagues.
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Mrs Foster, from Ludlow, Shropshire, the daughter of Major General Viscount Bridgeman, who took the decision to evacuate troops from Dunkirk in the Second World War, said: "I cannot see any justice in destroying the livelihoods of thousands of hardworking, law abiding people by legislation which has not been endorsed by the findings of an independent inquiry and was driven by prejudice and forced onto the statute books by very dubious means."
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