hunting with hounds


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hunting with hounds

the traditional British country sport which is now a criminal offence in many circumstances under legislation in both legal systems of the UK, particularly where dogs are involved. In England, hunting with dogs is an offence unless it is exempt. It is an offence to assist a hunt by allowing use of one's land or dogs. Hare coursing or permitting hare coursing is also an offence. The legislation in Scotland has similar aims but the details are different.
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I believe that hunting with hounds is cruel, that it carries unacceptable "Well it cheer disease risks and has no place in modern Britain.
In February 2005, hunting with hounds was made illegal in England and Wales, while Scotland passed their ban in 2002.
Hurry up Mr Blair and allow the ban on hunting with hounds to be enforced and give our hares a break from the Waterloo Cup thugs.
The poll proves there is no overall support for banning hunting with hounds,' said Countryside Alliance spokesman Darren Hughes, of Pencoed.
Yet few people in France seem to care about the elitism of their brand of hunting with hounds.
But in Washington - where there's an initiative to eliminate bear baiting and the use of hounds for hunting bear, cougar and lynx - Jon Akers of Washingtonians for Wildlife Conservation noted there's more than meets the eye behind banning cougar hunting with hounds.
Should the wishes of the vast majority of people be indicated by the result, then a no-nonsense, no loophole, no special circumstances law banning all forms of hunting with hounds, dogs, or anything else, must be implemented and enforced by the police however reluctant they may be.
I don't think they will be too happy when they are banned from smoking in their coffee houses and meeting places and stopped from taking part in their centuries old tradition of hunting with hounds.
Since fox numbers are lower now than they were before the hunt law it dispels the myth that hunting with hounds is necessary.
The fox may have been brought in deliberately by animal lovers to save it before the recent legislation banning hunting with hounds came in.
Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA), an Oregon bill would allow for the reinstatement of cougar hunting with hounds on a trial basis.
Prince William has been pictured fox hunting, just six weeks before the ban on hunting with hounds comes into effect.