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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This claim, of course, is also a tacit admission that fox hunting is happening in Scotland.
Director of Campaigns for the League Against Cruel Sports, Chris Luffingham, said: "With the vast majority of people in the Midlands saying they do not want fox hunting made legal again, there has never been a better time to strengthen the Hunting Act and bring an end to the illegal hunting still going on under the guise of trail hunting.
Vinny's campaign is completely unpolitical, but he does represent the vast majority of people who want fox hunting to stay banned.
If, like most other people in the country, you support the ban on fox hunting and want to see it properly enforced then write to your MP and let them know.
The Scots Nationalists scuppered the UK government's plans to amend the law on fox hunting in England and Wales
British fox hunting -- a form of pest control that became a sport -- traditionally involves groups of riders following a pack of hounds trained to track and kill foxes.
According to the Masters of Foxhounds Association, fox hunting is defined as "a union of humans and animals in the beauty of nature's setting.
Let''s stop untruths - no Lib Dem will be forced to back Fox Hunting.
They claim, quite correctly, that the law on fox hunting is very difficult, and sometimes impossible to enforce.
Government whips have told MPs not to attempt any Private Member's Bills on fox hunting.